My dad has just been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer due to a high PSA of 680 and DRE.
He has been referred for a CT scan in order to check where the cancer has spread and I am furiously searching online to understand what happens next.
I guess I am looking for some positive stories or hope that this is not the beginning of the end - my mind is going round in circles thinking the worst.
Is there anyone or posts available who have received a similar diagnosis and continues to live a decent qualify of life?
A lot depends on a) what type of prostate cancer he has and b) where the mets are
Thanks for your responses - this forum has gave us hope and positive thoughts through my dad's journey.
We have just returned from another trip to the hospital following on from a CT scan- we have been told we will receive a letter in due course - I am assuming this would be a letter advising us to meet with the uriologist as my dad didn't ask what happens next. We havent received any word about taking a biopsy which I thought is a bit strange.
We are continuing to remain positive with the odd down day here and there when my brain overthinks things. We are hoping that the cancer hasn't spread but it is a case of wait and see.
I wanted to post a quick update ....
Since August, my dad's PSA score has dropped to 28 as at today - he is looking like his old self and after the shock of the diagnosis he is able to live a good life albeit with a catheter.
The cancer has spread to his bones and lymph node but we take comfort that he is eating well and getting on with life.
I was wondering - as his PSA score is reducing does this mean the cancer has reduced or it there still the same amount of cancer still there? It might be a silly question but I envisage it to mean the cancer is reducing.
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