Thanks everybody for the responses, I'm going to think about
it. I'll call Tewari a office for the scrip to get the PSA done, then I'll,see what the result is. If it's up again, I might just call and talk to the NP about
what he thinks next steps,should be. Or maybe just call Zelefsky's (RO) office and ask if I should come in.
The more I think about
it, the less unnecessary Drs appointments I have the better. I've got enough necessary ones, I don't need wasteful ones.
@S.P. - Richard, you may have misunderstood, as much as I'd like to skip psa's fir a year, I am not considering doing so. In fact, I doubt I could even if I wanted to. I'm not built that way. Also, I agree most Ro's have a bias toward early treatment. Although I think that the RO's at the major cancer centers like mine (MSKCC) tend to make recommendations that are based more on science.
@Island Time - good point, I have no urologic issues and if I ever did, I could always get back in to see Tewari.
@TA - I have a Feeling that the reason Tewari wants to keep seeing me is so that if I do need treatment, he can keep me in the Mt Sinai system. He's Chief of Urology at the hospital, so maybe he has some vested interest. I do have a lot of respect for him and that does make me think of continuing to see him. I don't consider him a just a surgeon, I consider him a scientist.
Also, yes, I figured this will be a crucial result coming up,as if it's up again, it's 2 rises in a row above .02. However, think I'll be very cautious about
letting them put me through SRT due to my low Decipher score and good (although maybe borderline good) pathology.
@Gary - not ready for Florida full time yet. But I might go see Smilowitz next time I'm down here if I can get an appointment (I'm only here for another 2 weeks.)
@everyone thanks again for taking the time to respond
Post Edited (Pratoman) : 3/6/2018 10:17:40 PM (GMT-7)