May 09, 2013 - 9:12 am
My husband went from 4.9 to 6.8 PSA in three months and had a biopsy last month
7 out of 12 smaples were cancerous ( thanks to thiis website will be looking to see percentages on the samples)
score is T2a gleason 3+4=7
After doing much reading ( and pulling my husband along to do the same)
he was ready to discuss surgery with the Johns Hopkins Doc we will be seeing today.
He just informed me the doctor in a phone call a couple days ago told him at his age that prostate surgery was not possible.
I have read on the internet and freinds personally know 2 men in their seventyies that have had the procedure.
He already has symptoms from enlarged prostate and diminished impotence
Are the side effects of surgery the reason he is saying no to surgery?
I will be asking about further testing to get more information on the type/size of his tumor.
Is it true that if he has radiation and then the tumor grows, that he would not be able to have surgery?
Any input would be helpful as at this stage would like him to have as many options available to him as possible!