Posted 8/22/2014 9:52 AM (GMT -6)
Hello, all. This is a follow-up to my first post, about going on AS with Gleason 7 (3+4), here: https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=3098668
So, my current status is this: I am scheduled to go to MD Anderson in September for another biopsy, as a prerequisite to formally joining MDA's AS program. My last biopsy, the one that was the basis of my diagnosis, was only in April, and MDA wants to do their own, less than six months later. My latest PSA dropped a whole point, from 4.8 at diagnosis, to 3.8 a few weeks ago. My local urologist thinks another biopsy is not necessary at this point, but the doctor in charge of the AS program at MDA insists upon it.
I could go with my local doc's suggestion, which is to keep watching the PSA, and do another MRI next spring, but I want to keep proton therapy at MDA as one of my options.
I would appreciate any and all advice from the (considerable) collective wisdom here.