What questions to ask in first meeting regarding treatment decisions?
We have our first post diagnosis meeting with our Mayo doctor on Wednesday (transferring from local urology clinic). What do you recommend asking in this first meeting?
Some background: Over the past year, my husbands (age 52, otherwise very healthy) psa went from 4.? To 7.4 to 10.3. His MRI last November did not show cancer, despite his urologist saying his prostate was large and hard. Did not do biopsy at that time. Next psa test was 10.3 in 5/23. This was followed by 4k test which came back 80 (indicating aggressive). Biopsy done in June. 5/12 samples tested positive for cancer. 3 of those were 3+4, one with PNI in one. The other two were 3+3. PSMA Pet does not show any spread. Decipher results pending.
We want to let the Mayo doctor lead the conversation as to next steps, but also want to ask good questions. Based on your experiences, what should we focus on given we know there will be limited time.
Thank you so much for your insight!!