A good friend of mine was just dx with pca. He's, 52 years old, recent psa result of 18. Biopsy they tell him Gleason 7. He feels comfortable just doing what his drs are telling him, and doesn't want to know all the details. Cat scan, mri, etc all negative.
He says they told him the pca is at the edge of the prostate, nut not broken through yet.
He tells me they are planning to give him beamed radiation and Hormone Treatment. And theHT will be over a period of years.
I am aware of the recent study that showed alot of benefit using HT and RT together, but I though that would be short term HT.
And i'm not aware of any test that could show that the pca is still contained?
And if they thought it was contained, why not at least consider surgery?
This doesn't seem like the typical treatment...Any thoughts?