I think your husband has simply chosen denial, with the help of a greedy, negligent doctor. There's really not much you can do about
it at this point.
It's very sad because the pathology report days after the surgery is almost certainly going to come back with positive margins, and a good chance of much worse. At that time, your doctor will quickly tell you the bad news, recommend a radiation oncologist pal to follow up, and then leave the room to have a nurse complete the visit. He earned his pay, now it's your problem. Not only that, the doctor might not have done an extensive lymphnadectomy, so your husband will have to undergo whole pelvic radiation as well.
Been there, done that. My follow-up nurse even tactlessly asked me out of the blue: So what other cancers do you have?
You've done your best, so you can be happy there. At least you will be prepared for what might happen just days after his surgery.
Age 60 Gleason 9
1/10 PSA 14.7
5/10 Bx: Gleason 3+4
8/4/2010 RRP: Gleason 4+5; Positive Margins, PNI
Incontinence: N/A; ED: 70%
Until 4/11, PSA <.01; 4/11: .01; 6/11: .03
10/11 <.01; 02/12 <.02
ADT3 started 7/11; WPRT 39 sessions ended 10/11:
Pelvic lymph nodes: 45 Gy; Fossa 66 Gy; Prostate bed: 71.5 Gy.
Minor lymphadema as result of lymphadenectomy at time of RRP and whole-pelvic RT
Post Edited (Riviere) : 10/1/2012 6:44:56 PM (GMT-6)