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  • bmf123 posted an update 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Very Nervous.

    • Just received my Gleason score yesterday, it came back as a 8. Urologist suggests either radiation or surgery to remove. Had a cat scan right after finding that out then a bone scan on Monday then off to see a oncologist and radiologist on Thursday. Doctor thinks it might of spread to hips looking at MRI. Been having pain there also but just thought it was from being on my feet working the same job for 43 yrs. So confused right now, so much information trying to absorb, just don’t know which way to turn. I only had a 5.4psa reading and in return I get all this. Where do I start, what do I do, how do I make a decision that will effect the rest of my life?

      • Hi bmf123. Sorry to hear about the test results, but glad you have come to a place you can get some information and support. You have a lot going on and the confusion is understandable. If you have someone who can go with to appointments to help listen, ask questions, and make sense of things that would be great. If you have such a person, this article describes how they can help: https://prostatecancer.net/caregiver/treatment-decisions/. Listen to the results as the come and weigh the options presented, Information is key. While time is of the essence, so is making the informed decision. Wishing you the best and keep us informed on how you are doing. Richard (ProstateCancer.net Team)

        • Thank you Richard. I do have my wife coming with me but it still a lot to absorb when you know nothing about this cancer. Will just have to take it day by day and step by step. Had bone scan today and see Doctors Wednesday, hopefully we can make a decision soon.