Feb 06, 2011 - 7:36 pm
My dad's prostate cancer just returned after 10 years of remission following radiation therapy. His PSA is now 6 with one possible involvement in a regional lymph node, no other tumors detected by MRI, bone scan and cat scan.
His urologist is optimistic, he feels we "caught it" almost immediately after it spread. He just started combined therapy with Casodex and Trelstar. However, the doc recommended we start seeing a medical oncologist who is a prostate cancer specialist to make sure we do the best we can do for him as the years go by.
Needless to say, we are very worried, though having read many of the posts on this forum, we are increasingly hopeful that with proper treatment and a bit of luck, Dad can have at least five more years of normal life. Currently he feels great and has no symptoms of any kind (other than the stress of the diagnosis).
Can anyone recommend prostate cancer specialists in the New York City area that they have seen or are currently seeing. Our medical oncologist told us he is "not an expert" in prostate cancer, which is a pretty honest thing to say to a patient.
Thanks for your help and God bless everyone.