My 78 y.o. father has been 'watchful waiting'. He called last night with the results of his latest PSA. Which has been slowly but steadily rising. Up to 8.5 from 8.0 about
a year ago. GP says time to talk to Urologist (with the intention, I'm sure of getting a biopsy).
He's pretty resistant to biopsy (I may have tainted him some with 'colorful' stories of my own ordeal).
At his age and current PSA / velocity, how critical do you think it is to get Gleason type information to make decisions? Other thoughts?
Edit - I should add that he's a 'young' 78 -- i.e. still pretty active and able. Last year he was one of my three man crew for a sailing trip around the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia (DelMarVa) peninsula with ovenight watches on the ocean side, etc. Pretty good, I think, at that age.
Post Edited (Rolerbe) : 2/17/2011 9:49:27 AM (GMT-7)