Any advise appreciated it’s such a Scary time, my husband a very fit man of 58 had a Routine booodtest at GP surgery last February was advised he had a raised PSA of 4.2 , he was sent to local hospital for a MRI and nothing unusual was detected in the physical examination , he was then told the MRI hadn’t detected anything significant but was told that if there was a cancer there it was likely to be so slow growing it would take decades to cause him any issue ( I wasn’t with him as it was COVID and they were only allowing patient in )
so they put him on active surveillance, 6 months later PSA was 5.3 they again said one more PSA before biopsy , next PSA in February 2021 6.49 , biopsy arranged March , just had results 3+4 and some 4+3 on Gleason graded as 3 intermediate risk , bone scan clear
we have a meeting next week to discuss his pathway it has been suggested in the follow up letter assisted robotics surgery And or radiotherapy .
my question is he would ideally want to go Down the focal therapy route and I believe at this moment on the information we have he would qualify, will the NHS offer this ? Has a one here ever had this happen , I understand it’s not available generally but is it a possibility ?
until last year I had never even heard of a PSA test so am having to learn very quickly and get our heads around a life changing decision in what procedure would give him the best quality of life , these forums are invaluable and I thank everyone of you for putting your stories out there .