My husband gave me the results to his biopsy a lot like your dad gave them to you. The doctor called him at work and gave them over the phone. All he could tell me was " Well, it's positive. The doc said something about
a six, and something about
a seven, and wants me to go straight in for a Bone and CT scan before my next appointment."
By now I had done quite a bit of research, and was conversing on this board. I knew already that is PSA was an 11.4 so the numbers I was looking for were the Gleason scores, but he did not recognize that word from the conversation. I could not wait another two weeks for this info, so with my husbands consent, I picked up a copy of the pathology report. From that, I could tell that they took 12 core samples, 5 were positive, and the Gleason for 2 of them was 6 and three of them was 7.
I agree with Glen, the next best thing to actually speaking to the doctor yourself would be to get the results. This would require your father's consent of course, but I'm sure it will be a great help for him to have someone gather this information and make sense of it. This news is quite a blow and can be very hard to digest.
I wish you the best during this very difficult time. Your father is very lucky to have you with him.
My Husband was Diagnosed 7/13/06
*52 yrs old
*His father died of PC
*Negative Bone and CT scan