Dec 09, 2006 - 11:00 am
My father was diagnosed with PC on Dec. 6, 2006. In 2001 my father had a biopsy done and came back negative. Since then he has been keeping a close eye on his PSA LEVELS which were ranging from 2-3. In 2005 he had a surgery to shrink his prostate. Now In 2006 his PSA level has jumped to 6. The doctor recommeded a biopsy, which came back positive for PC. The family is shocked and now we are in the begining stages of finding out the details. So far we have learned that his Gleason Score was 3 + 3 = 6. I did some research and found that 6 is usually the average. The doctor has indicated that the tumor is deep inside one of the tubes and appears to be moderate level and slow growing. They rated the tumor as T1 indicated that it was undetectable by scan or physical exam. The only symtoms my father has had in the past weeks is hip pain. The next step is going for a bone scan and other tests to see if it has spread beyond the prostate. This is very new to me and if any one could shed some light on the results we have received so far it would be greatful. Does the information so far indicate that it has remained in the prostate or does it indicate that it has spread. I am not a doctor so any help would be great. Thanks.