I assume the doctor is your GP and he is quoting from a consultant's report following biopsy and scan. T3A indicates that his staging is 'locally advanced' so his cancer is in the process of breaching one side of his Prostate. PSA is high but not fantastically so. Not sure about the risk score but usually a Gleason score is given which comprises the total of two figures indicating how far the cancer cells have changed from normal. He now needs an appointment with his consultant to discuss treatment options and to agree a treatment plan. I would expect either his GP to arrange an appointment or the Consultant to arrange an appointment via his secretary or admin.
I would strongly recommend Dad gets the 'Toolkit' from the publications section of the main part of this charity which provides a lot useful basic information about PCa and details various treatments, although all options may not be offered to him.
A PCa diagnosis is of course worrying but at Dad's age about 70% of men will have some PCa even if they are unaware of it! I was diagnosed with a T3A at a similar age and with treatment am here nearly 10 years on and there are still further treatment posibilities should this be necessary. Much depends on how early the PCa has beeen diagnosed, it's type, the effectiveness of the treatment and how well it works over time. This like side effects can vary from one man to another even with a similar diagnosis.
I wish Dad well on his cancer journey.
I notice you have posted essentially the same post under another heading, possibly because you did not realize it takes the moderators time to approve a new thread (or conversation as it is sometimes called) and this leads to delay.
I would suggest you delete the similar thread under a different heading as this can lead to lack of continuity.
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