Don't let me talk you out of seeing the medical oncologist. He can give you good information that puts things in context.
It's a strategy vs tactics thing. The medical oncologist can help you form a long-term strategy for a campaign of many steps. A surgeon or a radiation oncologist will tend to be more of a tactician who can give in-depth advice about
your next skirmish with the beast. You have a very good chance of winning the war with a single battle but it's always prudent to know what you will do next in the event that your "shock and awe" campaign doesn't quite mop up the cancer.
It kinda depends how much you like your luck.
Slow PSA rise 2007-2012: 1.4=>8
4 bxs 2010-2012:
1)neg (some inflammation),
3)positive 1 of 14 cores GS6(3+3) 3-4%, 2nd opinion GS7(3+4)
Mild Pre-op ED
DaVinci RRP 6/14/12. left nerve spared
Path: pT3a pN0 R1 GS9(4+5) Pos margins on rt
Start 24 mo ADT3 7/26/12
Adjuvant IMRT 66.6 Gy 10/17/12 - 12/13/12
Incontinent, Trimix, VEDForum Moderator - Not a Medical Professional
Post Edited (PeterDisAbelard) : 1/23/2013 10:05:40 AM (GMT-7)