Hello Concerned Daughter (I also have two concerned daughters),
I was diagnosed in April of this year with a very rare form of prostate cancer, a pure neuroendocrine carcinoid of the prostate. There are only a few other cases (less than 10) in the literature and they all had metastasized to the bone and other organs. Fortunately, mine was found very early and a bone scan, octreoscan (specifically for neuroendocrine cells), CT scan and a transrectal MRI all indicated that the tumor was localized to my prostate. Without these scans, I would be having a different form of treatment (radiation + chemo). However, I am now scheduled for a laproscopic radical prostatectomy next week because we know that it is confined to the prostate.
These scans give you the piece of mind of knowing that you are making the correct therapy choice.
I wish you and your did he best,
Age:50, Biopsied 4/9/07, 2 of 12 biopsies positive, pure neuroendocrine carcinoid tumor of the prostate, No gleason score, PSA normal 1.4, Grade:T2b, CT, Bone scan, and transrectal MRI all neg., confined to prostate, evaluating different treatment options.