Sid, welcome to the forum, sorry about
your dad. Like Saipan P, I don’t have in depth knowledge about
Gleason 9, but I do know that while bone mets do complicate things a bit, it’s manageable for quite a long time.
I would add, as a way of encouragement, that whatever stats you might be reading, they are from studies so often involving men that were diagnosed years ago. And we’ve had so many advances in treating advanced PCa in recent years, that prognosis is often much better than many studies show. Something to keep in mind as you browse the Internet.
Good luck, and stick around there is a ton of knowledge and experience here, especially from other G9 guys that have the experience, who no doubt will be along as the day goes on.
I am not a doctor, just another guy without a prostate
Dx Age 64 Nov 2014, PSA 4.3
BX 3 of 12 cores positive original pathology G6
RALP with Dr Ash Tewari Jan 6, 2015
Post surgical pathology G7 (3+4), - ECE, - Margins, -LN, -SV (+ frozen section apex converted to negative)
PSA @ 6 weeks 2/15, .<02, remained <0.02 until January 2017, .02, repeat Feb 2017, still .02. May 2017-.033, August 2017- .033 November .046, March 2018 .060. June 2018 .068, July 2018 - .082, August 2018, .078, August 2018 - .08
Decipher test, low risk, .37 score
My story.... tinyurl.com/qgyu3xq
My PSA History - /drive.google.com/file/d/1ltbG8x-iyH3k9pEltudhXt9u1krRwJSH/view?usp=sharing