Thank you to everyone who responded yesterday-- this is really a wonderful support group, and I appreciate everyone's candor and kindness!
My father was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. He was wondering if anyone has had experience with an endorectal MRI with spectroscopy. Is it worthwhile to do to determine the extent of the cancer and treatment options? (he was told that because the cancer is microscopic, they will not be able to see it in the MRI). Also, is a bone scan or CT scan worthwhile?
If you can share your experiences, would greatly appreciate it!
To tell you about my father, he is 63 years old, has a PSA of 5.8, a Gleason score of 6 (for small cores, a 7), and a small prostate because he was taking finasteride for many years. He is planning to do either open or robotic surgery.
a concerned daughter