I'll try to keep this short. I'm 63 and 2 years ago had 14.6 Gleason score. Biopsy positive. Total prosectomy performed. After surgery gleason dropped to .035, but gradually grew to 4.4 after year and a half. Urologist performed another biopsy on the area of surgery.,and it came back negative. He referred me to oncologist ( in the Network). Went in for consultation.
Sorry, but this where I was treated like I was a total terminal case and they had to act soon to get my psa knocked down from 4.4 with 35 radiation treatments. I told them that I needed a Pelvic MRI. Finally got insurance to approve. It came back negative on traces of cancer
As soon as they got the results the Oncologist are calling saying your ready to go for your treatments even though they really didn't have any kind of a map for targeting this invisible cancerous cell(s). Also insurance hadnt approved treatments though they did on Lupron from my Urologist.
Oh were they upset when I told them that I needed to get a PET scan to identify areas of concern before considering my treatment options. That includes lupron which Urologist doesnt blame me for holding off.
I am in the process of getting a PET scan done, but getting resistance from insurance on this.
What I'm saying is that you need to be diligent and dont always cave in to the what some so called medical experts (?) Say to do.
I'm a monitor wait and see guy. God Speed. 👍