Very strange, Matron, as he has never had a biopsy, and following a recent consultation and MRI and bone scans he was referred to a named oncology specialist by the MDT, but that guy read the notes and said he didn’t want to see him and passed him back to urology.
They keep saying to him things like: ‘In three years you’ll be ninety’, Chris is youthful and is anxious to point out that he’s only 87 1/2!
Anyway, he’s been referred back to the oncologist, and that will be his first visit to that department. I told the urologist they will only tell him the same as she would - we get on very well with her - but she said she cannot prescribe ‘enhanced treatments’ such as Abiraterone and Enzalutamide except in partnership with the oncologist.
Anyway, we are happy with his treatment, and we’ll see how it pans out. Last time she said: ‘One blast of RT into the pelvis might relieve some hip pain’, but when I asked her today if it was one blast or umpteen fractions, she was not clear. She calls me ‘The patient expert’ - I said I’m impatient!