PSA 30, 12 months ago PSA 25, but not informed; had biopsy today.. PLEASE ADVISE!!!

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  • Samsungtech1
    Samsungtech1 Member Posts: 351
    Paul M said:

    CT & Bone Scan negative
    CT & Bone Scan negative; However currently researching cancer centers offering advanced diagnostic equipment. I am located ~ 60 miles from Philadelphia, PA.... I agree with support provided here and thank you for taking time to help me and other people!

    Cancer centers
    I had prenural invasion, and had spread to bladder, seminal vessels, etc. I had mine taken out because the dr told me this was the root of problem and as long as it was in there I was in dire straits. I had never been to a doctor since 1982. Did not even know there were different drs. I said cut it out. Had radiation after that to bladder area. Had a biopsy in feb 2010 and had 5 nodules in lungs. Not sure if any way would have made a difference. I would make sure your x ray, ct scan etc are explained to you in detail.

    I wish you well. Read all you can, and share all info. No one here is a Dr. But the insight by some of these gentlemen is beyond precious.

    Good luck,

    I think Cancer Centers of America are a really good advertising scam. Sure it works for some, but best to know your DR. And Hosp. Results. Not just what is cherry picked. UVA, down in Charlottesville, VA is world reknown. You want the best, this is one. Almost went there, but staying in hotel was a turn off. Since found out they have extended stays there.

    Mike
  • ncobjim
    ncobjim Member Posts: 37

    Cancer centers
    I had prenural invasion, and had spread to bladder, seminal vessels, etc. I had mine taken out because the dr told me this was the root of problem and as long as it was in there I was in dire straits. I had never been to a doctor since 1982. Did not even know there were different drs. I said cut it out. Had radiation after that to bladder area. Had a biopsy in feb 2010 and had 5 nodules in lungs. Not sure if any way would have made a difference. I would make sure your x ray, ct scan etc are explained to you in detail.

    I wish you well. Read all you can, and share all info. No one here is a Dr. But the insight by some of these gentlemen is beyond precious.

    Good luck,

    I think Cancer Centers of America are a really good advertising scam. Sure it works for some, but best to know your DR. And Hosp. Results. Not just what is cherry picked. UVA, down in Charlottesville, VA is world reknown. You want the best, this is one. Almost went there, but staying in hotel was a turn off. Since found out they have extended stays there.

    Mike

    Philadelphia Cancer centers
    I am about 30 miles north west of Philadelphia. Near Pottstown.
    Had RP in 2006, IMRT in 2010. Currently rising PSA had me looking for top doc
    in Medical Oncology. Looked at all three centers you have and now at the Perelman
    Center. So far i have been impressed. I think all three are very good.

    Good luck!

    Jim
  • VascodaGama
    VascodaGama Member Posts: 3,638 Member
    ncobjim said:

    Philadelphia Cancer centers
    I am about 30 miles north west of Philadelphia. Near Pottstown.
    Had RP in 2006, IMRT in 2010. Currently rising PSA had me looking for top doc
    in Medical Oncology. Looked at all three centers you have and now at the Perelman
    Center. So far i have been impressed. I think all three are very good.

    Good luck!

    Jim

    PCa care at Fox Chase CC
    Paul

    I am glad to know that you got to a decision.
    Now you need to find that Doctor in which you trust. The outcome of a treatment is very much dependent on the team caring for you before, during and after the treatment; and the quality of the facilities (modern machines and the latest equipments can make a difference).

    Though I am not in the US or ever visited the facilities you indicate, it seems that Fox Chase Cancer Center may give you the less biased choices and wider views on the way to treat you. They got famous specialists and work in almost all the fields to care for PCa. (based on past posts and reading materials)

    Visiting them and contacting directly the doctors of each speciality will provide you the details you need to feel satisfied with your decisions. No regrets in future.

    You can also inquire about the curriculum of each doctor and about any “after care program” they provide and on any future treatment in case you need additional therapies. You could even request for additional testing (Dexa scan, testosterone test and DNA profile) before starting the therapy.

    I hope you find that “special” team and that the whole case becomes a past chapter in your life.

    Wishing for the best.

    VGama