My urologist said that the next step is a bone scan, which he is now scheduling. He said we will discuss treatment options after that. My PSA level is 6.0. I don't have any medical illnesses or heart problems.
I do have an enlarged spleen and a large growth in the spleen, but a PET scan said it was negative for cancer and was isolated and not causing any symptoms. Also, my prostate is enlarged, but my urination is good enough that I don't have to get up at night to go. Nothing is felt from my DPE.
The biopsy report said that the right lateral apex cancer was only 2%. does that mean it was found in only 2% of the sample? If that's the case, I supposed I'm lucky that they detected it at all? The Gleason is 3 + 3 = 6.
There is new treatment strategy known as active surveillance for such group.Prostate cancer is followed regularly every six months with PSA,biopsy and rectal examination & at any signs of progression of cancer, treatment is started.It is found that treatment given at a later date when the cancer shows signs of growing has similar results as when given at a earlier date when the cancer was first detected.