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Second phase of testing.

Well guys thanks for all you support last week after I was diagnosed with PC. Lats week I thought I was going to be having some major surgery or something and you guys let me know that I get take a bit of time and check out all my options. I have since had a CT scan of my pelvic area and today a bone scan. I got back to the Urologist on 3/4 for the results.

I have stayed in college but have not yet read the book my UR gave.

Pete

Re: Second phase of testing.

Suggesting you read everything you can find, it will become clearer after you see the controversies. This website has alot of great information, don't miss reaing it all. The uro-docs are trained at surgery and usually show their bias. Ask the uro-doc how definitive are those scans? Then verify what ever he says to you by reading plenty on PCa. Ask how do you determine which lymphnodes get sampled during surgery or do you sample any????

My brother is still considering his options 6+ yrs. later, he was diagnosed with indolent PCa, originally his doc said get surgery originally, but as my brother came back for psa tests, that message got changed. His psa never went above 1.0 and his stats were sane for W.W./A.S. Even with higher stats the rush factor is over stated, probably took a decade or more for PCa to show up and most people are found with lower risk scenarios. You will be surprized at what is told to you and what is not told to you in PCa. Everyone believes that whomever their doc is that they are an expert in PCa or shouldn't be questioned (wrong assessment for reality of what an expert is and what PCa is). Best to you the decisions are never easy enough.

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