Sorry you are so worried and he is apparently not! What is his current PSA reading, and have there been any increases over successive tests?
What makes you think there are metastases? Are you a natural pessimist?
You could get a prognosis from a reading by Gypsy Rose Lee on the Golden Mile in Blackpool, or by consulting the Nomograms of the Sloane Kettering Memorial Hospital, if you have full details of his post-operative biopsy. They are just forecasts, like betting tips in the daily papers, which may or may not correspond to how his situation pans out.
I have had four PSA tests since my prostatectomy seven months ago, all undetectable, despite two lymph nodes out of fourteen being found to be cancerous. Am I anxiously awaiting my next PSA at the end of the month? No.
I have checked my Nomogram prognostication for biochemical recurrence, and it gives a percentage chance of recurrence over different timescales. The 15 year forecast doesn’t look too great, statistically, by which time I could be dead of something else.
So if his PSA is stable and under 0.2, I suggest you keep calm and carry on.
Best of luck.
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