Hi, We don't know what tests you've had but if it's only a biopsy you'll need to have an MRI. Possibly you've already had the MRI.
My experience was to see the consultant only when he was telling me officially what options I had although I had been primed by the nurse and I had no hesitation in choosing an operation.
I was later told that with a Gleason 8 an op was a good choice as I was offered Radiotherapy, and Surveillance if I had a template biopsy.
Not being sure why you're meeting the consultant I could suggest be ready to be given options of treatment and have a pecking order of preferences in case you aren't offered the full list.
You can ask about side effects and but it's unlikely you can do anything about them unless you're willing to go out of your way and perhaps take longer to have treatment. On the other hand you might think your sex life essential and want the absolute best for that.
If you're like me and a simple chap who wants to get on with it, with a Gleason 8 I'd go for the fastest treatment and an op, but that's me, each person is different and you might be advised otherwise.
If you're seeing a surgeon tomorrow he should tell you what to expect and would likely steer you down the operation route, you might ask how long it will be before the op or whatever treatment he or you decides on.
Edited by member 28 Nov 2018 at 23:18
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