I think the two questions I am about to ask will be pretty unanswerable really but if anyone could offer any insight I would be really grateful
Firstly, Rick finds out in under two weeks his PSA numbers after being on HT (Zolodex) for three months. Given that it started off at 17, does anyone have any idea what might be seen as a positive decrease? I know any decrease is positive but we're trying to work out if his PSA drops to, say 12 or 10 or 8 or whatever how encouraged the doctor will be with this. Rick says he wants to know, whether it's an encouraging result or not
Secondly, over the last few days, he has had a problem peeing naturally and has had to use self-catheterising again (he had been able to do without them and pee naturally up until now) We are concerned that this might mean that the tumour on his prostate is growing and that it what's stopping his natural flow
I should point out that this whole thing was brought to a head with Rick experiencing an acute urinary retention episode some months ago and he was given anti-inflammatory tablets to reduce the swelling. The cancer was found incidentally at the time.
We don't know whether to contact the oncology nurse about this new development
I know that particularly for the first question, there is likely to be no definitive answer but any input on either question would be much appreciated
Hoping all is well with everyone