I am sorry you had to go through the stress of
I used to be a fish said...
... My husband & I were afraid for him to have a biopsy, basically because we were under a lot of pressure from family members who "don't trust doctors" and were told that a biopsy would spread cancer ...
That was one of the things that I read about
while in the urologist's waiting room ( the receptionist handed me a magazine to read - it was on Prostate Cancer).... by the end of the visit, I learned that the chance of spreading PCa through the biopsy was very very rare.... even the chance of sepsis is reduced greatly by the introduction of antibiotics prior to and after the biopsy.
Your husband is going well starting his journey with a gleason 6 and 4 out of 12 samples - learn as much as you can, ask questions and take notes during meetings ( they love that!) .... radiation may not be in your future -
There are great links at HW at the top of the page - lots of information - and with the forum postings - you can get lots of patient-to-patient support.
Wishing you and your hubbie all the best.
Age:55 -gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve -Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Biopsy:10/16/09- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Pathology:pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
PSA:04/08/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA:09/23/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA:03/24/11 -0.02 -Zero Club
Post Edited (tatt2man) : 3/26/2011 7:13:35 PM (GMT-6)