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Posted 11 Jun 2016 at 17:09
After a phone call from urology saying that my husband is no longer responding to hormone treatment he is now being referred to oncology.
He has his appointment on Monday and I wondered what kind of questions we need to ask. It was after his CT scan that he was phoned and his PSA had risen in the last three months.
Needless to say he was pretty upset about being told by the nurse without much detail.
So any suggestions as to what we should ask? Still not sure just what treatment they will suggest.
I am at a loss as to the reason
User
Posted 11 Jun 2016 at 17:09
After a phone call from urology saying that my husband is no longer responding to hormone treatment he is now being referred to oncology.
He has his appointment on Monday and I wondered what kind of questions we need to ask. It was after his CT scan that he was phoned and his PSA had risen in the last three months.
Needless to say he was pretty upset about being told by the nurse without much detail.
So any suggestions as to what we should ask? Still not sure just what treatment they will suggest.
I am at a loss as to the reason
User
Posted 11 Jun 2016 at 20:21

Good luck on Monday Bluey.

Can't help with your query unfortunately but hope somebody will come along with info for you

We can't control the winds - but we can adjust our sails
User
Posted 12 Jun 2016 at 12:25

Please do not worry about being referred to Oncology. I have been in their care for nine years and expect to be seeing something of them for many more years.

My advice is to get all the detail you can of what they know and suspect (both are important). Ask to see the scans. Sometimes there are perfectly good explanations for suspicious areas - old injuries, wear and tear and so on. Only where the radiologist is certain of Mets should you be concerned. On this, if it happens, there are lots of treatment options. When one fails (if it does) there are these days lots more to try. Your husband is where I was a few years ago.

Do remember the golden rule - in prostate cancer there are no rules, in other words, every case is unique and the solution that works best for your husband may be an unexpected one, but a solution there will surely be.

Good luck!

User
Posted 12 Jun 2016 at 13:44
I agree there's nothing to worry about form being referred to an oncologist. We go back and forth nowadays after needing urology services as well as oncology, but both consultants meet up and share their findings. Oncology are the cancer experts, they will look after you.

Try not to worry.

Devonmaid
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User
Posted 11 Jun 2016 at 20:21

Good luck on Monday Bluey.

Can't help with your query unfortunately but hope somebody will come along with info for you

We can't control the winds - but we can adjust our sails
User
Posted 12 Jun 2016 at 12:25

Please do not worry about being referred to Oncology. I have been in their care for nine years and expect to be seeing something of them for many more years.

My advice is to get all the detail you can of what they know and suspect (both are important). Ask to see the scans. Sometimes there are perfectly good explanations for suspicious areas - old injuries, wear and tear and so on. Only where the radiologist is certain of Mets should you be concerned. On this, if it happens, there are lots of treatment options. When one fails (if it does) there are these days lots more to try. Your husband is where I was a few years ago.

Do remember the golden rule - in prostate cancer there are no rules, in other words, every case is unique and the solution that works best for your husband may be an unexpected one, but a solution there will surely be.

Good luck!

User
Posted 12 Jun 2016 at 13:44
I agree there's nothing to worry about form being referred to an oncologist. We go back and forth nowadays after needing urology services as well as oncology, but both consultants meet up and share their findings. Oncology are the cancer experts, they will look after you.

Try not to worry.

Devonmaid
 
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