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My dad has been diagnosed today totally devastated

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Posted 03 March 2017 19:39:56(UTC)
I am totally devasted, his PSA was only 4.65 something but MRI shows a tumor on the left hand side, so my dad had biopsy done. Dad got a phone call from doctor saying the report is not good and he has cancer, we are going to see the doctor on Monday for more details.
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Posted 05 March 2017 15:27:18(UTC)

Well, firstly welcome to this site. Being diagnosed with PCa is not a life sentence but it is still a worry, with a PSA that low I'm pleased that the Cancer has been found. Have you downloaded or sent for the "Toolkit" from PCUK it has some valuable advice.

Hope tomorrow's meeting at the Doctors goes well, take notes of what's said and try to write down whatever numbers you're given, as it helps us on here to try to help you.

If you want to check on whatever treatment any of us have had then just click on the picture and you can see our profiles.

God Bless
Chris (exbus)

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Posted 05 March 2017 15:40:46(UTC)

Hi Little Red

So sorry for the circumstances that bring you here but I'm sure you will find lots of support, empathy and information. Everyone on this site will know how you are feeling - most will probably agree that this is perhaps the toughest part when you have a bit of a diagnosis but no facts or treatment plan in place to calm your fears. It is really tough but, as Chris says, it sounds as if the cancer has been found early so there will be lots of options to manage the disease and keep it in check.

Mad to say don't worry of course, but there are plenty of men on this site whose PSA was in the 100s or even the 1000s when they were diagnosed and they  are still going strong.

Do write down all the information you receive tomorrow and then you can update your Dad's profile. That will help forum members to give you good advice about their own similar experiences. You can also contact the specialist nurses by phone, email or live chat - they are wonderfully knowledgeable and supportive.

Good luck tomorrow - do let us know how you get on. Will be thinking of you.

Best wishes

Eleanor

 

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