What are you trusting him for and why. Do you trust him as an old family doctor or as a specialist that can keep your father alive for a long time. He definetly took PCA101, cause he gave the old lupron shot and set him up for another one Ask him this question. Do you think that you have as much knowledge and insight into this disease as a medical oncologist who specialises in PCA. Also would you please , pretty please with sugar on it tell us how old your father is. Ive asked this question of you at least twice. Its impawtant!!!! Take this as tough love . I feel like asking you to put your father on the line. You came to us for help, help us help you. I can see staying with a local urologist when your talking, biopsy, diagnosis and certain treatments . But once the cat is out of the bag so to speak, you need an oncologist, be it local or distant. And while you are at it since its PCA that is the issue, a urological oncologist , better yet one who specialises in PCA. You thoughtfully and wisely joined this forum. These are not ck marks to ck off like a gp does with a psa form. You chose to be the front person on this. you aren't required to do what anyone suggests, but find your consolation in your knowledge, not the warm fuzzy feeling your urologist givs you.
Diagnosed 8/14/09 psa 8.1 66,now 67
2cores 70%, rest 6-7 < 5%
gleason 3+ 3, up to 3+4 @ the dub
RPP U of Wash, Bruce Dalkin,
pathology 4+3, tertiary5, 2 foci
extensive pni, prostate confined,27 nodes removed -, svi - margins -
99%continent@ cath removal. 1% incont@gaspass,sneeze,cough 18 mos, squirt @ running. psa std test reported on paper as 0.0 as of 12/14/10 ed improving