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Re: just found out i have PC

Sorry to hear of your diagnosis, but welcome to the club you never wanted to join, Al.

You say went for a complete physical and had PSA of 10.6 scheduled at visit with Uroligist for an exam. this was 11-3-2013, scheduled a biopsy in the office. what a fun time, results came as cancer. Dr. sent be for a bone scan and ct scan. bone scan came back negative, meeting with Dr. to discuss next move.

There is not enought information for anyone to give you and guidance as to what might be best for you - and it would be difficult for you to understand what your doctor will be talking about.

Can I suggest you go to A Strange Place and download ro read through the booklet. This will give you a deal of background information. You will see that the important issues are the Gleason Score, the number of positive needles in the biopsy, the record of PSA results. I realise you don't have the latter data, but you will need the first two because they are the basis of any decision making.

Good luck
Terry in Australia

Re: just found out i have PC

Have you had a biopsy yet? What did it say? And what stage? What is your Gleason score? Until you know that it's hard to know anything.

I started T shots in October of 2012 because of a deep depression. By September of 2013 I had a lump. The biopsy showed the right side involved. I was stage T2b with a Gleason score of 8 (4+4).

I had robotic surgery 6 days ago and am stunned at how easy recovery has been. While cancer was only 16% involved there may have been a breach but lymph nodes and seminal vesicles were negative, a very good sign!

My doctor, from City of Hope in SoCal told me NOT to beat myself up about the T shots. It may have done a favor showing itself because the cancer was already there.

Get another opinion. Read MANY books. It's your body.