A Concerned Son - Overwhelmed!
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My father was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer around 3 weeks ago. I do not know how to feel yet.
We booked him an appointment with a recommended Doctor with Dr. Ashutosh Tewari in Mount Sinai Hospital in New York in 10 days from today for a second opinion.
This is his diagnosis so far:
Age: 68 years old.
Past Medical History: Diabetes mellitus, diabetic retinopathy, blood pressure, and trauma of lower right ribs after a fall.
PSA 11.6 ng/mL
He went through transrectal ultrasound prostate biopsy.
Pathology Diagnosis: 10 locations ranging from Gleason scores 7 to 9.
Clinacily, gigital rectal examination showed cT3 Prostate Cancer.
MRI showed Prostate diffusely enlarged, measuring 48 cc.
Assesment: High Risk cT3b N1 M0 Prostate Cancer, Gleason Score 9 (4+5).
The current doctor recommended him to start hormonal tratment followed by radiotherapy, while his lower urinary tract symptoms will increase. And that curative reasult is low.
Hopfully our upcoming examination with the new doctor in New York will be more positive.
We are new to this. I would like to hear any similar experiances or any kind of advise would be really appreciated. I do not kow what to do for him.
Kindly, which hospital or Doctor in the US would be best to look into his case?
I have heard of several hospital like Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NY and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Huston. I heard that there are various specilicts and treatments, so I am a bit overwhelmed.
So I am seeking your help and experiance in this matter. I really want my father to have th best possible experiance, and I don't really want him to suffer, or at least limit his suffering as much as possible.
Thank you for your time and patiance.
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