I am guessing that if my consultant cannot answer this question then nobody here can but I would appreciate people's input.
I am 63 years old and have recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer. My PSA is 13, my Gleason score is 3 + 4 with no bone or node involvement.
I have no idea how many samples had grade 4 cells as it just says 3/6 on one side and 1/1 on the other.
There is a suspicion/suggestion of seminal vesicle involvement though the consultant can not definitely say that this is the case because 'a scan is a scan' and can only suggest things.
I know that all of this looks bad and it is more or less definite that I will be trying to get this treated.
But .....what if I just didn't do anything? My consultant refused to be even drawn into this conversation and this has left me wondering why. I am obviously not looking forward to 2-3 years of hormone and radiotherapy but will do this if I think my life will one day be free of cancer again. However it seems a bit strange that nobody can give me any indication that how long it would take if left untreated for this cancer to spread into incurable areas like bones and lymph nodes etc. Maybe this would not happen for 20 years or ever? Or maybe it would happen next year? I just wanted to have some idea of the likelihood/probability of all this. Is this a futile question?
I apologise if this question is covered in other threads. But I am new to this forum.