My husband is 68 and is scheduled to have his prostate removed Tuesday. He has a rare form with a low PSA and a 10 Gleason score. He is also having his seminal ducts removed and maybe the neck of the bladder. We do not know what to expect recovery wise. He will be in the hospital until Thursday and then we will move to the Residence Inn on Main. Any advice will be appreciated: a book needs to be written, "Prostate Cancer for Librarians>"
Posted: 11 Jun 2008 04:47 PM Originally Posted: 11 Jun 2008 04:48 PM
Being scheduled for a prostatectomy can be overwhelming! Luckily there are many reputable resources available to gain knowledge and information. One is the MD Anderson Learning Center's Prostate Cancer Pathfinder. Here is a link to it:
seven months late isn't much help for me to respond, but I went through similar, Gleason was 8 and PSA still normal range. I hope your husband's experience was like mine, all path indicated still localized. I know I was very concerned about the high Gleason, but it was still relatively small and had not as far as can be told gotten out of the prostate itself. When I went through old records, I saw that my PSA had been climbing, it just had not yet exceeded high end of normal. I assume you have all the books you may wish by now, the two that helped me were Walsh's book and Scardino's book, each available at most large bookstores. I hope all has gone well for you and your husband.
Posted: 09 Jan 2009 08:30 AM Originally Posted: 09 Jan 2009 08:29 AM