You are most definitely not alone my friend.
I was PSA 38 on my first blood test and my Gleason score was also 9, made up of 4:5 and I was T2c which means my cancer is contained within my prostate.
what Rich says is correct, you must have had a Biopsy to have a Gleason score? I had a Template Biopsy under General Anaesthetic, but a TRUS biopsy under local anaesthetic is also done to diagnose your situation.
I went for a bone scan, CT scan and 3 further MRI scans over a 6 week period. This is normal and your oncologists will be doing this to rule out any metastasis, which means has your cancer spread anywhere that doesn’t show up initially .
I am a keen sportsman still at 66 and I cycle regularly 200 miles a week. I was diagnosed early in March this year and on Tuesday next week I finish my radiotherapy sessions .
Many people on here can give you all the support and advice you need probably a lot more who have more knowledge than me, but we have a few things in common and if you need any help at all please don’t hesitate to message me on here.
I have been exactly where you are now five months ago and I have been journeying to beat this horrible disease I have gone through the same shock and denial of initial diagnosis and then as I have progressed I have realised how a positive mental attitude and being fit can get you through this.
I don’t know if you are alone or have a partner, but I can tell you keeping it to yourself is not the answer, you have made the first positive step by coming on here. I found my relationship with my partner improved and became stronger as we work together to beat this Disease
Please keep on this forum and discuss anything you need to get top quality help and advice herefrom people who know exactly what you’re going through as most of us have been through it
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