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    The PSA doubling time is 3.5 months. Bone scan...

    The PSA doubling time is 3.5 months.

    Bone scan and CAT scan did not show cancer.

    My husband has elected not to go for a PET scan just yet. The high rate of false positives for PET scans (75%?...
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    Hello all - Thanks again for your kindness. My...

    Hello all -

    Thanks again for your kindness. My husband has chosen to keep his cancer diagnosis private in our real lives, so I have no one with whom to discuss my fears. You are filling that role...
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    Two Year Reprieve at an end

    Hello friends -

    I came here two years ago in a complete state of panic when my husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Here is that original post:
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  4. My husband had his catheter removed yesterday and...

    My husband had his catheter removed yesterday and as you predicted, he feels like a new man :)

    The pathology report confirms that all cancer was contained within the margins of the prostate. No...
  5. Thanks again for the encouraging words. Four...

    Thanks again for the encouraging words.

    Four hour surgery yesterday. Prostate was attached to the rectum and the doctor had to cut out a piece of the rectum to remove the prostate. He sent that...
  6. Surgery tomorrow. Any last minute advice?

    Surgery tomorrow. Any last minute advice?
  7. We had a second opinion consult at Huntsman...

    We had a second opinion consult at Huntsman Cancer Institute today.

    Both our initial surgeon (head of Urology at the largest hospital in the state) and the surgeon today (at Huntsman Cancer...
  8. Some positive news! Bone scan and CT scan were...

    Some positive news! Bone scan and CT scan were both clear. No evidence of cancer in the bones or in the lymph nodes. I feel so much relief.

    On to the next step: a complete review with the team at...
  9. My husband had his bone scan and CT scan last...

    My husband had his bone scan and CT scan last week. We are waiting for results. It's hard to concentrate on anything. Hard to settle my mind enough to complete a simple task like putting the laundry...
  10. We are looking at Dr. Jay Bishoff in Utah. ...

    We are looking at Dr. Jay Bishoff in Utah.

    https://intermountainhealthcare.org/find-a-doctor/b/bishoff-jay-t/

    Thoughts? Experiences?
  11. I want to thank you all for the information you...

    I want to thank you all for the information you have shared. I have re-read each post on this thread several times and understand more each time I read it.

    You have all been very welcoming and...
  12. Thank you very much. You DO know exactly what I...

    Thank you very much. You DO know exactly what I am feeling. I appreciate the moral support.
  13. Thank you, Highlander. My husband's current...

    Thank you, Highlander.

    My husband's current PSA is 21. The fusion biopsy showed two ROI, one the size of a pea and the other the size of a marble. Both are cancerous.

    Prostate cancer is new to...
  14. I realize that this is extremely serious. I...

    I realize that this is extremely serious. I understand he might die. Me pointing this out to him would not be helpful. My husband is not dealing with this well. He is a natural pessimist. I need to...
  15. Thank you for this. I like the steps you have...

    Thank you for this. I like the steps you have outlined. I like having something specific that I can do.

    I have a lot of experience in advocating for family members as they've been patients. I know...
  16. Thank you so much for your reply. I read this...

    Thank you so much for your reply.

    I read this sentence several times, talking myself down, and it helped me a lot. I hadn't realized that this is what I was thinking. It's actually what we both...
  17. My husband was diagnosed last night. This doesn't feel real. What should I do?

    My husband had a negative 12-sample biopsy two years ago. His PSA numbers continued to rise. Three weeks ago he had an MRI which showed two 'Regions of Interest.' That image was overlaid on the...
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