Mar 03, 2008 - 11:46 am
Hi. This is my first post and I am a new member to CSN. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in Nov. 07 PSA was 7.8, Gleason score (3+3) of 6. Cancer was found on only one biopsy slide and it was only 5% involve. A Ploidy analysis of the cancer cells also revealed that the cells were "diploid" which means that it is probably slow growing. I am 63. When they were looking at my torso with a CT scan, they also found a tumor on my right kidney which was small but located on the artery feeding the kidney. They recommend surgery right away on the kidney.
I would like to know if anyone on this site is presently performing "Watchful waiting" or "Active Surveilance" on their prostate cancer. How are you doing this? tri-monthly? Bi anually?
Thanks, Mike in La Mesa, CA