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The simple fact is that there is no point in cutting out the cancerous prostate if the cancer has spread elsewhere in the body. A systemic treatment is then required. This will act on the prostate and all other sites and will provide a measure of control. Cancer in the prostate rarely kills. Metastases elsewhere unfortunately can if not treated. Make sure your Dad sees an Oncologist soon as well as the Urologist.
Thank you very much David. We are all just nervous. He went for his bone scan today, and his CT scan will be tomorrow. We are saying prayers that the scans are clean and he can have surgery. If the scans are not clean, he will most definitely be seeing a urologist as well as an oncologist. Thank you again for responding!