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My hubby is being tested for prostate cancer...doc is pretty sure thats what it is after feeling his prostate amid other symptoms but we are awaiting scans and hopefully a biospy in jan 2020...his first psa level was 36 and a couple weeks later was 40...I'm a bit concerned as everything we read on the net is so confusing and contradicting...some say a score of 40 is bad others say not so bad...he is 73 years old...we are just looking for some information so if he is diagnosed we know what treatments are available or what questions we should ask...any assistance would be greatly appreciated

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Barree

Your husband’s PSA level indicates there is a high likelihood of prostate cancer. The tests proposed by his oncologists will quickly determine if this is the case and what stage the cancer has reached, but make sure you keep on their back to get the scans and biopsy done without delay.

Whilst there is a plethora of information on the net, the information on the Cancer Council site is up to date, accurate and most informative for someone newly diagnosed. I suggest you check the section of the site relating to local support groups and make contact with your local support group.  Their services are free and a great starting point to gain the information you are seeking.

If possible, it is a good idea to visit a support group meeting before deciding on any particular treatment. Members can give you first hand information as to what treatments are available and what things to consider including types of treatment and costs etc before your husband commits to any specific type of treatment. However, once diagnosed if diagnosis is positive - treatment should not be delayed.

Barree

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mumof2

Thankyou Barree he has just had his prostate mri yesterday and we are waiting for a date for the biopsy...hubby has trouble with anastesia (sp) so has to be at one of the bigger hospitals just in case...then hopefully we will get some answers

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mumof2

Ok so has had biopsy and seen the urologist this week has a gleeson score 9 but they say it doesn't look like it has left the prostate area but we have a scan on the the 21st to see the body and see if it has spread or is localised

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