My parents currently live in China with my sister in a provincial capital city.
I live in the SF bay area. My parents visited me numerous times in the last few years.
We are in total shock and trying to cope with the news.
My dad is 66 years old with good health.
His tPSA is over 100. His fPSA is 16.86.
His bone scan came back negative.
Prostate cancer is not well recognized in China. The number of operations performed in the province where my parent live is relatively small.
I plan to have my dad's prostate biopsy specimens sent to Dr. Jonathan Epstein in JHU or other labs for reexamination. Is there anyone familiar with international shipping of prostate biopsy specimens?
Surgery, Radiotherapy, Hormone therapy, what should we do?
My dad is currently on HT. Should we begin RT also?
My sister is contacting doctors in Beijing that have more experiences with prostate cancer. I want to take my dad to a hospital with prostate cancer expertise in the SF bay area. Can anyone recommend some good hospitals and doctors? My dad has no medical insurance in the U.S.. Does anyone know the cost of the treatments in the U.S. without medical insurance?
Opinion from Dr. Epstein is worse. 100% of the 12 slides are positive. Gleason score is now 5 4.
He suggests HT and RT. Said surgery will probably make no sense at this point.
Bone Scan negative (11/05/2012).
I think that CT scan is also negative.
Current Treatment: Patient is on Hormone Therapy, beginning from 11/08/2012. Bicalutamide tablet 50mg (AstraZeneca): 1 tablet daily, beginning from 11/08 Leuprolide injection: Once every Month, beginning from 11/08 Other Medication: Tamsulosin Hydrochloride Sustained Release Capsules: 1 capsule daily, beginning from 11/08 Liptor tablet: 1 tablet daily, beginning from 08/28/2009
I read Dr. Walsh's book and Dr. Meyer's Book at HT and diet.
I am going to buy the recommended diet supplement in Dr. Meyer's Book.
Is there anyone experienced with taking diet supplement in Dr. Meyer's Book?
What should we proceed from this point? What is the expected life span for this stage of prostate cancer?
I think that my dad has prostatitis for some time. During his hospital stay, he was given antibiotic shots and no HT treatment. During his hospital stay, his urination problems were reduced and he did not woke up as often as before.
He was given HT after he was released from the hospital.
His doctor in the local hospital advised against MRI. His reason is that if PC is not spreaded to the bone, it is probably not inlymph nodes. We are contacting doctors with more experiences now.View Thread