Apr 25, 2007 - 12:21 am
My father was sent to a Urologist for a slightly elevated PSA (5.4), after exam, Urologist opted for a biopsy due to some "hardening" but was not concerned. We were then told some cancerous cells were found. We were given some reading material, but appt. was 2 wks. out. During that time we convinced ourselves the cancer was in the early stages because of the low PSA. 4 days ago we were devastated and shocked to learn that 12 of 18 samples were cancerous with Gleason scores of 8, 7, and 6, and both lobes are involved. Before further testing, he is a T2c. After reading the material, I found that cancers w/ Gleasons of 8 or more with low PSA levels often indicate abnormal cancers (that don't produce PSA) that are difficult to treat. Now we wait for all the scans..... and Pray it hasn't spread. Please someone give me some good news....