i just came back from the hospital with my dad . thanks to all of you i was able to ask some straight questions with a bit more understanding . my dad feels a lot clearer too wether it be good or bad he feels able to face whats coming . here is a run down of what the doctor said .i would be gratefull for your opinions .
psa 12.3 / biopsy 7 out of 9 cores cancerous / gleason score 7 3 out of 4 cores with gleason score of 3+4
4 out of 5 cores with gleason 3+4
the doctor said that most of the prostate is cancerous . he said that the chances are high of it spreading to the bones but we wont be sure untill he gets the bone scan next week . the results will take a week to come through . if it has spread to the bones he said the only treatment is hormone .
if it hasnt spread his options are radiation , surgery or hormone treatment . i have to start reading up on this treatment . one way or the other we will have to take whats coming and stay positive . i would be gratefull for your comments based on this information .
the doctor described the cancer as intermediate .