Nov 05, 2012 - 7:50 am
I am from Pune (India), aged 66. Have been facing urine retention related problems for the past 2 - 3 years, and had been following "wait and watch" approach as per my doctor's suggestion.
A couple of months ago, problems increased beyond my tolerance level. I went to a much better doctor, who told that my symptoms indicated BPH. In Oct 2012, I underwent TURP (Trans Urethral Resection of the Prostate) based on my doctor's recommendation. Prior to the surgery, my PSA score was pretty low (1.2) and therefore the doctor did not suspect cancer.
After TURP, parts of the removed prostate were sent for pathology tests (histology). The results showed prostate cancer. The PSA score was 1.2, Gleason score was 3+2 (5). Doctor suggested that this was a pretty early stage detection, and yet another surgery (Radical Prostatectomy). This is scheduled for 11/20/2012 - another 2 weeks from now.
The doctor said it prima facie looks like a very early stage of prostate cancer and that surgery would completely cure me. However he suggested that I undergo Bone Scan and MRI tests to verify if at all the cancer has spread to adjoining areas.
These tests (bone scan and MRI) are done, and I have results as follows:
Bone scan Impression:
I need to now take these to the doctor for his comments. I suspect post surgery there might be radiation suggested by the doctor too, but that's just my guess.
Would like to know anyone who has had a similar condition and if they could share their comments, it would help. Thanks.