Nov 20, 2013 - 2:24 pm
i posted on here around 2.5 yrs ago, when my FIL was diagnosed with gleason 7, 3+4 and had his prostate removed.
he had a specialist visit the other day, and his psa is now 9.5 , 2.5 yrs later ,so he has to go for scans etc now...
obviously, there is spread of the disease.
if we know he might at least make it to 83 etc, then at least he will have had a long life, if not long enough, but if its only a few years, he will miss out on all his grandchildren...
i know "everyone is different", and people don't like saying "gee, bad news there mate" ,but i would prefer an honest average of how the story normally goes please. :(
well he got the results back from the PET scan, bobe scan and whatever the other one was, and they highlighted nothing!!!
why would that be?
obviously thre is microscopic metastises that aren't yet showing up, but how do you get a reading that has jumped to 9.5 psa , but shows no spread?
they said they'll follow him up in april.
should they be doing anything else at this time, or is this standard?