Feb 27, 2013 - 12:42 pm
I'm writing with a question/concern for my father who has had a steadily climbing PSA over the years, with 5 biopsies. On the 3rd biopsy, one sample came back positive for cancer out of the 24 collected. It was decided at that time to do 'watchful waiting" and monitor. They have done two more biopsies that were both clear with 24 samples taken at both. Most recent was last week - his psa is at 24. The doctor is now sending him for a CAT and Bone scan. Does this sound right to those of you with more experience dealing with treatment/diagnosis? I am wondering why these tests are being ran. My father is 68 and in perfect mental health, so he deals with the doctors himself, but he doesn't ask specific questions...