Best wishes to you and your family Otto. I'm happy that the prognosis looks promising. Dallas is a great place as you probably already know it. Wish I were still living there (sometimes)! Will be praying for your health.
Good luck Otto and keep positive, they are very far advanced in cancer treatment nowadays.My Mum has had cancer three times and pulled through all three.I find the most amazing people in the world are the people who have to deal with this.My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Well, we had the meeting late yesterday. They are proposing a bit more aggressive treatment plan than I originally thought was going to happen. The concern is to make sure we get any microscopic cells that may be outside the prostate, and aren't showing up in the biopsies, or CT scans. The one core that showed cancer also shows what it called a Perineural invasion which means that the nerve in the prostate has been invaded and could be used as a conduit for the cancer to travel about.
Although my Gleason score is a 6, my PSA a year ago was 30.7, and that is the reason for concern. They did another PSA test while I was there, and the results today came back at 32.9. Not good.
So hear is what they are proposing:
A 4 month dose Lupron injection to stop the creation of testosterone that is feeding the cancer, then 5 weeks of daily radiation therapy with the radiation seed surgery on April 3rd. I guess I'm going to be busy for awhile. I had the Lupron injection this morning.
Anyway, the prognosis looks good, but only time will tell. I would like to again thank you all for your support, and kind words, but would like to ask BBW to close this thread so we can get back to happier discussions about photography and gear. If something drastic happens during all of this, I will make sure you're all aware.
I might add that if you're a man please get tested as there is an 80% chance of contracting Prostate Cancer, and the earlier it is found, the better chance of a successful treatment.