If you have not already done so, reead this firstwww.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=2652250
intended for newly diagnosed wth Prostate Cancer guys and caregivers.
Too early to talk about
one treatment versus another until you have your biopsy results and know your Gleason score.
Gleason 6 - potentially Active Surveillance.
Gleason 7 is intermediate, comes in 2 flavors with (3+4) behaving more like a Gleason 6 and (4+3) behaving more like a Gleason 8.
Gleason 8, 9 or 10 is advanced Prostate cancer and can be treated and must be treated more aggreessively than lower Gleasons.
No sense going into detail until you know which one you are, but if you go into Forum Search you can find info on all of them and more.
One thing you already know, drop the first consultant and the new one becomes your primary with a third one becoming your secondary.
Good luck and keep us posted.
66 - DX 64 2/13 PSA 3.68 (6 mo doubling) Gleason 9 (4+5)
T1CN0M1B stage IV w. 7 of 12 cores worst ones 70% right PNI
oligometastatic at Dx 5 tumors 1 right sacro, 2 on
T4 & T9, none visible on 5-21-14 whole bodyscan
1st Lupron 4 month 3-28-13,
PSA down was 3.68, Zytiga June 2014
PSA 0.02 and T < 6 on 9/14,
Prostate shrunk from 50.4 to 15.0
Provenge and SBRT Radiation in Oct