• So grateful for this forum

    Asked by jchelle on Tuesday, June 9, 2015

    So grateful for this forum

    My father was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer last week. They say it is in the early stage but I don't what stage exactly. The doctor who diagnosed him recommended radiation therapy but so far what I've read on here I've been leaning more towards surgery in the event that not all cancer cells are removed which then radiation therapy can be used (of course not my decision, up to my father). My father said the doctor wasn't too helpful and told him to "Google the cancer." Yes, the search engine is a powerful tool but suggesting my father do that at a very sensitive time is a bit appalling to me. At this moment his PSA is 9 and his biopsy returned 5 of 10 positive with three Gleason scores of 3+4=7 and two of 3+3=6. Involves 5%, 60%, 80%, 10% and 60% of the core (still trying to understand all this info so forgive me if I don't exactly make sense). My father would like to get a second opinion but I don't know where to start and who to look for. My brother suggested sending his biopsy

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