my father was diagnosed with prostate cancer a few weeks ago and the results are quite frightening. He is 77 years old, in quite a good condition (no comorbidities) but the cancer is quite large, but still locally restricted and all the tests did not reveal metastasis.
The doctor immediately put him on hormone reduction therapy but that is it. The psa already went down to 15 in a few days under the chemical castration but they will try to reduce it further.
Is that the right way to deal with the cancer? How many years do we have left together? I am quite sad today.
Unless the tests performed were a PET scan, I doubt he does not have metastasis with a 900 PSA.He had a ultrasound, MRT, CT and an Scintigraphy with radioisotopes. Wikipedia says it is related to PET scan, right? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scintigraphy
How would the treatment change when he had mets?