BeCalm, Welcome and sorry you have to be here. PCa is usually slow growing so a couple of weeks till the Uro appt. shouldn't matter either way. There doesn't appear to be anything in your story that would indicate it would be an aggressive form, if in fact he has it at all. The GP may have been able to tell more from a DRE but maybe not. Either way, the plan is the same. Ultimately, the Uro will need to do a biopsy to determine if there is PCa present. If it were positive, then further tests like CT Scans and Bone Scans (MRIs are not usually required so that should not be a problem) may be ordered but cross that bridge if and when you come to it. For now, try to model your screen name and "be calm"...it's going to be okay. You may want to start reading up on this, and if you do, Patrick Walsh's "Surviving Prostate Cancer" is a good starting point. There are many other good books as well. Best of luck to you and your husband.
Age 53- PSA 2/11 3.5
4/21/11 BX Path Report: 3 of 12 Left PCa , 3+3, 3+4, 4+4
4/29/11 Received PCa DX, G-8
open RP Performed, Right nerve bundle spared
5/24/11 Post Op Path Report: G-7(4+3) 7%, pT3a N0MX, EPE, +PNI, + Left margin, -SVI
6/1/11 Cath removed, Incontinence-No, ED-Yes.
6/16/2011 First Post-Op PSA: <0.1
Post Edited (rcroller) : 6/17/2011 11:36:15 AM (GMT-6)