Last week we were a normal family; this week we are now starting the journey that is prostate cancer. First I had to figure out what the prostate was...since I'm the wife. Here's what we know: my husband is 54 and gets a PSA test every year. This year it came back at a level 5. Had a biopsy and one of the 12 samples (right base) came back as: prostatic adenocarcinoma, involving approximately 40% of the biopsy core. In addition, the Gleason was 4,3. Perineural invasion present (this freaks me out as that sounds bad). In another sample (right mid) it states Focus of simplified prostatic glands with cytologic atypia identified; favor prostatic adenocarcinoma inolving 5-10% of the biopary tissue volume. Gleasons grade 3,4.
During the biopsy, the urologist casually noted that my husband had a cyst on his bladder. After their meeting last week, his office called to schedule a bladder scope for tomorrow. According to the office, the doctor "forgot" to discuss this with my husband when he was informing him he had cancer. Okay, now I'm really worried. Should I be worried that the bladder is involved too?
We are meeting with a RO on Thursday to discuss radiation as an option. So much to learn and understand, it's overwhelming. We have young children and we're scared to death. Any words of wisdom or light shedding on what the above means would be greatly appreciated. It now looks like my Facebook time will be spend on HealingWell.
Thank you for your input.