With that free psa it raises his odds of having it higher. Impress on your husband He will feel better once he gets involved in the learning. PCA is a different animal in negative ways but also in positive ways. IMO more positive than most cancers. The backpain is just that back pain. Once you get cancer or think you do have it, every twinge is the cancer in your mind, dont let your mind play tricks on you. I know, easy to say. The facts are that the vast, I mean the vast majority of PCA patients, will live a long life and die of something. Your husband with the appetite loss and then obvious weight loss comes from the " heart " not cancer, This is the worst part of the journey right now. Get patrick walshes book on prostate cancer , Its one of the best,. Get you husband to read/ study it it will make him and you feel much better. Its hard to have a positive attitude, but my uro and surgeon, both told me, independant of each other, that my attitude is a big,big, plus in my journey. My wife and I will be in Chapel Hill, visiting son soon, 6/2-6/16.Plan trips to carolina beach and Ashville et al, and if you are anywhere near that trajectory, we can all get together and have lunch and " talk story " as we say in hawaii, Aloha, Jack and Sharlyn Kerr, God Bless us all!
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