I know this diagnosis must come as a terrible shock to both of you,
and if the doctor says it is 9 on a scale of 10, even before the
results of a bone and CT scan, that is just what he intends. A state
of shock tends to make us dependent and compliant and much less likely
to ask questions about his diagnosis and treatment.
Obviously you have already rallied and are asking questions,
I'm assuming your husband has a biopsy with a high Gleason score.
Doctors for various reasons almost always behave as if cancer
diagnosis is an emergency and persuade you to schedule the start of
While it is possible that the tumor is only a day or two away from
metastasizing it is very unlikely.
On Thursday the doctor will give you the results regarding bone and
other metastases and recommend/promote/dictate the few conventional
treatments with which he's acquainted. He certainly won't give you a
full account of your options which are numerous. Nor should you allow
yourselves to be bullied into acceding to his preferred treatment.
The group email@example.com was started by Beckwith,
diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. You can read his account and
long term survival w/o conventional treatment in the group's files.
There are several yahoo health groups dealing solely with prostate
I've been tracking my progress by using Color Doppler Ultrasound. I'm
reasonably confident that it gives results comparable to repeated
biopsies without the disadvantages.
All the best,
--- In cancercure, "Carol Boor" <Carol@...> wrote:
> My husband has just been diagnosed with prostrate cancer... The
doctor says on a scale of 1-10 he's at a 9!
> He has a bone and CT scan scheduled for Tuesday and we get results
and our options on Thursday.
> Does anyone have experience with this they can share or suggestions?
> TIA!~~ Carol Boor
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