Again, I've been very honest about expressing many of my fears/emotions, even at the risk of a tad bit of "ridicule" (that's not quite the right word). I know: ("calm down," "take a step back," etc.).
Anyway, here is my concern. I will probably have to undergo a bone scan and maybe a CT Scan. With these scans, I suspect all kinds of things will light up (I've had back problems and other issues -- I'm sure all kinds of arthritis). Hence, more uncertainty and further tests (will they be invasive tests?).
I'm just not looking forward to that!
For those of you who have had bone scans, did it reveal uncertainties that required further investigations or did it reveal stuff that they knew was not a problem (ie: this is definitely a bone spur or chip or arthritis). I got to believe that at our age there would be plenty of degenerative stuff showing up.
Anyway, that's my concern at the moment. At least things are moving along a bit. I will be leaving for UMICH in a bit over 3 hours.
63 years old
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%), this after 45 days on cipro! DREs have always been normal.
History of BPH/prostatitis.
PCA-3 test: 75.9 (bad news, guaranteeing I have to do....):
Biopsy on 11/30/09
Biopsy Report—Prostate Cancer
5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 4+3. More specifically:
2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 30%) on one side. On the other side:
2 cores are 4+3 (5%)--
1 core 3+4 (30%)
no peri-neural invasion
prostate is 45 grams
Latest: Have set up an appointment at Umich with surgeon, radiation guy, general medical oncologist on Monday, 12/14. Trying to also set up appointment with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital. Looking at another reading of the slides.