Thanks for replying, Tamu.
My father is a retired physician, 72 years old. This is what happened: a night or two after his biopsy he developed a fever and shaking chills, which generally indicates a systemic infection. I hear this is a common occurrence and prophylactic antibiotics are generally given to patients before the procedure. However, the prophylactic dose didn't work on my dad for some reason. He was immediately started on oral Cipro, and within a day or two the fever and chills went away...but he developed severe pain and his urologist (chief of urology at a major urban medical center) told him he he had a testicular infection. It's now day 14 and he is only slightly better, but still can't move around.
His biopsy results were positive. He's not sure if he wants to treat it. Otherwise, he is in perfect health. Trim and fit, still pretty sharp mentally, etc. They say he's not a good candidate for surgery because of his age and he's not sure about radiation because of the possibility of incontinence.
What do you think are options to consider in deciding when/if to treat the cancer?