Oct 30, 2013 - 3:23 pm
I am 74 yrs old with PC 3+3 gleason scale 6 and 7% canc in one core. I am having the prolaris gene test done but do not have the results. My urologist wants me to do active surveillance probably because of my age, but I am healthy and on no medications. I want to live long enough to see my 4 young grand kids grow up. should I get a second opinion and see an oncologist for help? thanks. BTW, just remembered I recently had melanoma skin cancer and lymph node removed and no cancer found.
update:Well finally got my results of the prolaris gene test. -1.0 consistent with low risk cancer. They staged it T1c but my Doctor said he thinks it is T2a and I agree. It said I have a 95% chance to survive another 10yrs. Other then that not very useful.
Do not know if it has spread already since I have had it for 3yrs without my knowledge. Doctor says not necessary to get a bone scan or 3TMRI which would put my mind at ease. Any thoughs on that? At this point active surveillance only, next PSA in three months.