I have my appointment with Dr. Buskirk at the Mayo today to seek his advice on whether radiation is an option for me and if so, what he recommends. I'm looking forward to getting the information, but this makes the time when I will have to make a decision closer. It has been nice this past month just information gathering and talking to doctors about
options. I have been able to kind of "live in denial" and other than being here at HW, have been able to not think too much about
the fact that I have cancer and been able to enjoy my life. Last night reality starting seeping in...as it must.
Also, other than asking about
which type of radiation he recommends, the side effects, complications he has seen, what options if the cancer comes back, how many procedures has he and his staff done...what other questions should I ask?
Age 61 Active. No other problems (except small hernia)
PSA 4.3 9/10
PSA 5.5 2/11
PSA 7.1 3/11
Template Biopsy 6 pos out of 40 3/25/11 GS 6 (3+3)
CT bone scan neg
6/18 areas positive - 2 in left base, 4 left apex. 6/40 cores pos. 33cc.
Met with Dr. Wehle @ Mayo 5/4/11
Appointment scheduled with RO Dr. Buskirk at Mayo 5/17/11
Post Edited (Gleason 6) : 5/17/2011 7:27:42 AM (GMT-6)