Posted 3/9/2007 12:48 PM (GMT -6)
Hello to all,
Regular physical exam 4/10/06 PSA 5.1. Sent to Urologist, DRE negative, repeat of PSA 5.1. Discussed options and had PSA repeated in Aug , PSA 7.1, had biopsy 8/23/06, path report, right lobe 2/10 positive, Gleason 7 (3+4). Had DaVinci surgery on 10/30/06. Home next day. Back for catheter removal and path report on 11/7/06. Path, right lobe, 13% involved, margins clear T3a, 7 nodes clear, vas clear.
Enjoyed the holidays. Went for PSA on 1/30/07 was 0.8, repeated on 2/6/07 , same 0.8. Went for bone scan and ct on Feb 23. Bone scan clear, Ct. 2 highly suspicious inguinal nodes . Devastated to say the least.
Started the round of where to go from here.
Saw Radiology oncologist, who looking at the scans says there is something wrong there on the left side, but I think we need to do an Interventional CT with needle biopsy to see what those shadows are. If not cancer in those spots, changes the area that would have to be radiated. Went back to primary, he refers for biopsy and talks with radiologist, they decide the better course at this time would be to get a PET scan, so that is scheduled for Mon.