May 28, 2012 - 4:09 pm
I was just diagnosed about 3 weeks ago after having a biopsy. My PSA was 9.8. 4 years ago I had a biopsy and I waqs told there were suspicous cells. I never followed up because after doing some research on prostate cancer, I read that it grows very slowly. I had another biopsy and i was told that I had prostate cancer. My Gleason score was a 3+3(6) and I had a 12 core with a T2C rating. I was told that my prostate was oblong instead of round and was hard as a rock. The center has 80% cancer, the upper lobe has 20%, the right lobe has 10% the upper left has 10% and the left lobe has 5%. I have a family history of prostate cancer. My grandfather died of colon rectal cancer that was caused by prostate cancer. My dad and my uncle also had prostate cancer and now I have it. I am going to be 59 and I am scared to death. I was told that a Radical Prostotectomy would be my best bet to get rid of the cancer. I also have an autoimmuine disease that affects my lungs. The meds to stop it Immuran causes lymphoma and skin cancer but I can't stop it or it will get worse. My other fear is that the cancer has spread and when they do the surgery, how do I know they got it all and it won't come back again. PLEASE HELP ME ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS.