May 11, 2012 - 11:42 am
They did 16 needle biopsy sticks. I have a 5 core Gleason 6 with a grade of T2C. The tumor is affecting both lobes. My PSA was 9.8 I have been having difficulties for many years. I also have Sarcoidoisis which is an autoimmuine disease, Asthma, COPD and Emphazema. I am on Immuran which causes lymphoma and skin cancer. I had to have an open lung biopsy and in doing so they put a cath in and when they took it out,it wasn't totally deflated which caused alot of scar tissue and I thought that was the problem for the difficulity urinating. I have been to my urologist 5 times for the same problem. I have been in the hospital 49 times because of my lung condition. I got a call that my doctors office that he is on perminent leave because he suffered a heart attack. Now I have to see a new doctor at Shands. I had a biopsy done 4 years ago and was told that there were some suspicous cells. I was supposed to go back and get re-checked but never did and now I am paying the price. I will look at the best option for me and see what we all decide as a group. I want to wait and see but my family doesn't think this is a good idea because it could go from being encapsulated almost a T3C which means it has spread to other organs. I alwasy though that prostate cancer was a really slow growing cancer. I need to educate myself more on this disease. I look at this as just another day in paradise. They say laughter is the best medicine because if i didn't I'd probally cry.