Hello. My 62 year old father was just diagnosed with PC. His Gleason is a 7 (4+3) in 60% 3+3 20% in lower right quad. Upper right is 3+3 20% and 3+4 20%. He is T2 and PSA was in the 7's I believe. I know it was under 10 for sure. During DRE Dr did feel one suspicious area. He has not had any CT or bone scans yet as this was just diagnosed. Should we request them immediately?
Since we are located in Northern NJ, i was wondering who else was from the area and what experiences they have had with doctors in this area. We are going for opinions at Memorial Sloan Kettering but were unsure who to choose. We also saw that Dr. Ketan Badani from Colombia, Dr. David Samadi from Mt. Sinai, Dr. Tewari from NY Pres and Dr Samir Taneja from NYU are some of the more known surgeons in NY. Anyone ever use them?
What about Patrick Walsh at JOhns Hopkins? Anyone use him? My mother has read his book this weekend. Is it worth going for a consult or even having him be the surgeon?
My father is still investigating options. Surgery looks better-nerve sparing if they consider him candidate because then he can follow with radiation if needed however the side effects are scary. We read it is all about the surgeon so that is why I wanted some local stories of experiences if possible. Also if you did the radiation route how did you choose who did it and what type of rays were used, etc.
Sorry for all the questions but really looking for some names and local experiences. It is hard to find honest reviews even though I know everyone is starting at a different point.
Thanks in advance!