Hey guys, forgive me if I got some terminology wrong and caused confusion. Total beginner here (i think watchful waiting was wrongly stated by me). All i know is they were watching his psa. Now it's high enough for action. They're considering him for surgery or radiation. He's been talking with both docs for each.
Dad just had an MRI, had a surgery consult, and met with a radiation oncologist. He did tell me that the cancer is confined to the prostate, which is good news. Said the cancer is on the bottom part of his prostate where it forms into a tube that goes down towards his weiner. Seems limited in extent. For surgery they use laparoscopic, robot-assist.
They said his gleason was 3. I asked for clarity and he was unsure, said two numbers were not given. I'm guessing it was a gleason group value of 3. Or perhaps a regular gleason score of 3 3 (which would make him a group of 3). He said he was middle of the road.
He said the surgeon said his case was unique (how I do not know). But the radiation oncologist, surgeon, and his urologist docs are all talking together on which is best route for him.
He's leaning toward radiation. Surgeon told him no excercise for 3 months which (dad's words) would kill him. And he was worried about
peeing and pooping into bags after surgery (which they said he might have to do).
Sorry I do not have all of the information you had asked for. Not going to the doctors apts with him to ask in person (he lives about
4 hours away). He lives on the New Hampshire seacoast.
I do appreciate all you've said thus far. If you have more to add based on the newer info above, let me know.
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John, 40, UC Proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/6wks; daily 75mgs 6MP, 4.8g generic-Lialda, and rowasaEven Superman couldn't hold back the insurmountable force of UC urgency. But I bet those spiffy spandex shorts would at least hold in the mess!
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