Nov 04, 2008 - 6:16 pm
I received news of prostate cancer Oct. 13. I am 54 and had a PSA of about 3 and Gleason of 3+3. My first question for the urologist is "How do I know the cancer hasn't already spread? He said that after 40 years experience no further testing would he recommend, it's a waste of money. I'm not super comfortable with that answer, as I'm also supposed to decide on a treatment path, but now I have to do it without all the info I need. My question is regarding this further testing. If I go for daVinci surgery, will the doc there order a scan of some kind at that point? Or should I insist on a test sooner from my urologist?