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Cancer: Prostate Message Board


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Sorry to hear there are problems now. Has this been a sudden rise to a PSA of 8, which is very high following treatment for prostate cancer- or was this the PSA and Gleason prior to his treatment a number of years ago? What program has the urologist recommended or put your dad on now? What type of radiation treatment did he have? What is his age? Has he consulted with more than one doctor?
[QUOTE=daff;3795474]Sorry to hear there are problems now. Has this been a sudden rise to a PSA of 8, which is very high following treatment for prostate cancer- or was this the PSA and Gleason prior to his treatment a number of years ago? What program has the urologist recommended or put your dad on now? What type of radiation treatment did he have? What is his age? Has he consulted with more than one doctor?[/QUOTE]

My dad is 72. About 8 years ago he had radiation for 5 weeks ( I am not sure what type). He was a high risk for surgery due to heart problems. The urologist said that last years PSA was normal. So I don't understand how in 1 year it became so high and aggressive. I asked him if he can have radiation again, he said no. He started him on 2 week hormone treatment and on Thursday we will return for a Lupron shot. We will then return in 3 months. The Urologist originally said that the cancer probably spread due to the high Gleason score and that he was very sorry. Then after receiving the results he said that they are not always 100 % accurate, that the nuclear/cat scan were negative and that was good. I am not sure what other question to ask or what we should do next. I asked for a referral for Radiation, but now I don't know if we should go since he said that radiation is not an option since he had it already. I am the oldest daughter and my dad rely's on me for decisions. HELP!!!! Any suggestions or comments are appreciated! I am a nervous wreck! Thank you!





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