Your Dad should have listened to his Doctor in the first place and not put the burden on you. He is very fortunate to have such a caring daughter. You may have just saved his life. Now just try and get him motivated in selecting a treatment. No rush, but don't procrastinate either. Gleason 8 needs prompt attention.
All the best to you and your Dad.
The video in the URL that you've provided sounds a bit scary, but to the best of my knowledge, the '3D MRI Spectroscopy' is not widely available yet, at least not here in Canada. Perhaps a great replacement for biopsies in the future?
PSA 7.9, Gleason Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP Nov 06, T3a, Gleasons 3+4=7, Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; at SRT Start=0.1,
Salvage RT completed (33 days-66Gy) 19 Dec 08
PSA: in Jan 09 =.05, all tests to date (Jan 11) <.04
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