Stage3b Prostrate cancer

Posted by numnuts @numnuts, Jun 3, 2020

In November of last year I was diagnosed with stage3b prostrate cancer. At that time I was told that the cancer was contained and that it had not spread. Now, six months later I’m told that I now have stage 4 prostrate cancer. Shouldn’t radiation and/or hormone treatments have been advised at that time?

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2 years ago i was diagnosed with stage 1 prostate cancer by my urologist. He wanted to operate immediately because that is what he does, surgery. I got a second opinion at Moffitt Cancer Center. I had Stage 3b with a Gleason score of 7 (4+3). Glad I got second opinion at a cancer center.

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@dmadi61

2 years ago i was diagnosed with stage 1 prostate cancer by my urologist. He wanted to operate immediately because that is what he does, surgery. I got a second opinion at Moffitt Cancer Center. I had Stage 3b with a Gleason score of 7 (4+3). Glad I got second opinion at a cancer center.

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How are you doing? What treatment did you receive for it. I also have your grade and score. Thank you.

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@darlynn

How are you doing? What treatment did you receive for it. I also have your grade and score. Thank you.

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Hi Darlynn, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Are you in the process of making treatment decisions or have you decided what treatment to have?

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Good morning! I read your comment, did not noticed it is years ago. Still. I hope you are doing OK. My husband has Stage 3a and since I am a medical professional , not practicing, though, and his caretaker, I really studied a lot, since my husband' s case was I would say tragic because of the late determination of cancer. When read about you, my blood was boiling :).
Let me ask you a question. Have you seen/read your biopsies results in full? Usually those are page or 2 long and for " normal" person not understandable. If you do not mind, I would love to see all that description, based on that the surgeon could determine is it really all over or the smart thing would be to send the patient to radiologist who will determine the next steps. If you like , please send to my email address. I wish you the best.

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