Nov 17, 2011 - 7:39 pm
My husband has a strong family history of prostate cancer. His father passed away 15 years ago by prostate cancer, his fathers father also, his fathers brother was diagnose and had his prostate removed and is now 82, my husbands older brother had his removed 3 months ago. He was a gleason 7 with a psa of 5, found in one point but 90% volume. He elected the davinci and when final pathology was done the cancer was at the capsule edge but still contained. His first psa came back a 0.3. My husband has had his psa checked every few years, given his family history. Over the past few years it has slowly started to climb, given it was still low by all means, last year (1.5) When his brother was diagnosed this year, my husband had his checked and in 8 months his had doubled. The urologist highly suggested biopsy given the family history. My husbands came back a gleason 7 (4+3) found in 4 points and they were 60, 70 and 80 % volume.