We got the results of hubbys 2nd bone and ct scans and met with his Urologist on Friday. The bone scan is clear, thank goodness. But the ct scan showed a problem with one pelvic lymph node. In less than 2 months it had grown to more than 1x2cm in size. It also showed a problem with his left lung, but the radiologist and uro believe that is it due to a partial lung colapse during or just following surgery and should clear soon. Uro said that PCa seldom spreads to the lungs- especially in the early stages.
I asked if he'd encourage hubby to see a medical oncologist at this time, but he said to wait, that hubby would eventually wind up 'there' , but he didn't need to go there yet. He gave hubby a lupron injection and will monitor his PSA every 2-3 months for now (that is, if it drops as expected).
Hubby is elated that he's not facing radiation or chemo and that the Lupron shots will not be regular (doc said this first one could last as long a year- maybe more, maybe less).
He goes back in Feb. for his first PSA check. Hoping I can hold my peace, and keep my nerves in check that long.
Hubby's details- Age 57
8/27/12 PSA 81 8/30/12 Gleason 5+4=9 8/8 cores+ 9/5/12 bone scan & ct negative DaVinci surgery 10/9/12 Final stats- G 4+5=9 T3a N0Mx tumor both lobes, size 3.3x3.2x2.6x , positive margins extensive perineural invasion, extracapsular extension, no lymph node or seminal vessical involvement
11/21/12 1st post-op PSA 3.8 CT -lymph node involvement 12/7/12 HDT start