First of all, re your last sentence... if you read my posts, that’s exactly what he has done, he is seeing Dr. XXX XXXXX at NYU Langone, who is very well respected Uro, NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center is an NCCN facility, and widely regarded as top notch. His plan is to have the biopsy done there and not see the other Uro again.
As far as misunderstanding/miscommunication, normally I would agree, and I’ve wondered that myself. However, my friend is being very level headed about
this, and his wife, whom I’ve spoken to, heard the same thing...3 years... and no, no biopsy done yet.
Secondly, my friend is a Physical Therapist, owns a practice in a high end area of Manhattan. So he knows how to talk to, and listen to, doctors.
I think the Uro is making (irresponsible) comments based on what he thinks he sees on the MRI.
Who knows. We’ll soon know more.
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 Start ADT. Sept 2018 Start SRT
Sept 2018 thru November 2018 – T = 4, PSA = <.05
Decipher test, low risk, .37 score
My story.... tinyurl.com/qgyu3xq
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