my dad, 68 years old, was diagnosed with PCa almost two years ago. From what I know his pre-op PSA was 12. He had surgery (laprascopic) last august. In his three month follow-up his PSA was 0.7, and 6 month was 1.4. Not good from what I understand?
He has now had scintigraphy and MRI imaging. Both showed no evidence of metastasis to the bone, but some lymph nodes in the pelvis were slightly suspicious, and the oncologist said she wanted to seek a second opinion from doctors from another hospital and have them look at the pictures and epicrisis.
We now have to wait some more days before we get answer from those doctors. I'm already suffering from generalized anxiety disorder, and this sure does not help. Is there any treatment available if there is lymph node involvment? Has anyone else experienced something similar?
I think my dad has said that his Gleason score was 7, but he trust his doctors, and are not really interrested in these values as he is not educated to make sense of them anyways (as he put it).
Post Edited (hphp) : 1/31/2011 8:49:53 AM (GMT-7)