I was recently told that my biopsy was positive. I am 63 years old. The doctors office gave me the results over the phone and then just told me that they will schedule a test to make sure that the cancer has not spread to the bones or elsewhere. This test is done by an injection in the morning and then I come back 3 hours later for a scan.
After I had time to digest this and read many postings on this dicussion board, I called my doctor's office back and spoke with the nurse. I told her that it was very upsetting to be told over the phone that the results you tested positive for cancer. I questioned why the doctor would not call me in and give me the results and discuss how we would proceed. The nurse said they do this because they don't really know how to proceed until they do the next test to see if the cancer is contained to the prostate. Then after this test she said the Doctor will meet with you and discuss the treatment options.
After research I did on the Internet (which the nurse informed me is probably not the best thing to do although I have learned so much from this site especially), I did ask for specifics which were not initially provided to me. I asked for the Gleason results and other information. The nurse said that the Gleason was a 6 which I questioned her to to give me both numbers which she said was a 3 + 3. My PSA was an 8.9. She also said that the there was 1 Biopsy which was positive at 4% out of 14 Biopsy's taken by the Doctor.
I go this Wednesday (March 10) for the bone scan and then I will know the results on Friday.
Just wondering if anyone else out there had similar results for the Gleason and the PSA and if they were told in the same manner and how they proceeded. I was also considering gettting a second opinion but do you all feel that is necessary or should I wait and see what the results are from the bone test.