It's a shame the specialist nurse is unable to help more. Sometimes it can be like hitting a brick wall but if it was me I'd do all I could to make contact. If that failed I'd ring the consultants secretary and explain my anxiety and ask if I could speak to the Consultant or Junior Doctor or even visit.
There might also be a PALS or Macmillan in the hospital who might offer some assistance.
Probably they're thinking the psa test will give an indication. You could go for a private psa test although at 4 weeks it might not have reached a minimum. Also specks on a scan might not give much psa so it's a hard choice. In theory your Specialist Nurse or GP could authorise a psa test and the result can be available in 24hrs. Although I'm not sure about the SN having authority.
They also have a Multi-disciplinary Team who discuss each case. You could ask if the SN attends or has access to the minutes and what they've said. My SN was from Macmillan and told me everything as soon as it came out, although I had to ring.
Each hospital is different and they might have more info from the scan rather than be waiting for a psa result.
Also I had reason to be concerned about my bone scan due to a hip pain and ended up asking a PCUK nurse. She said I was getting ahead of myself which was small help but the concern still rose and fell.
Edited by member 15 Jul 2019 at 22:29
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