Jul 09, 2010 - 5:31 pm
Dad received diagnosis of Gleason 7, Stage II Prostate Cancer and is set to see a urologist in another city to discuss treatment options. The biopsies were positive "throughout" the prostate. The wait is very difficult and he's reading up on this. Would really like to have the surgery, but wondering if most surgeons truly have a cutoff age (70 or 75?). He's in excellent health otherwise, very active, but getting discouraged just thinking about surgeons turning him down because statistics say he's only got around 10 years anyway! Do others have experience with this type of "hard and fast" rule? Are some clinics (MD Anderson/Mayo/etc.) or some particular doctors known for being generous with their age limits?
Thank you so much for any assistance or comments.