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dadsnurse

dadsnurse

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Subject:Prostate mets

My 76 y.o. father has just been diagnosed with prostate cancer (adenocarcinoma) that has spread to the neck of the bladder and the urethra, which evidently is rare and his urologist states he has never seen this. His Gleason score is 9. His PSA is very low, evidently, partially due to the prostate tissue 25% involved by the tumor. He was told the cancer is very fast and aggressive and the only treatment option is hormone therapy. His bone scan showed hot spots in the ribs and spine, but was not conclusive as this could be arthritis or an old injury. No further tests are to be done because they say it will not change his treatment options. He would like a second opinion but doesn't know where to start. He is thinking about Cancer Treatment Centers of America and MD Anderson. Anyone else with prostate cancer that has spread to bladder and/or urethra? Any suggestions?


Posted: 05 Feb 2010 10:17 AM
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LWalther

LWalther

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Subject:Prostate mets

Hello dadsnurse,

Your father is very lucky to have a child who cares for him so much!  If he would like to be matched with a cancer survivor with a similar diagnosis, he can contact Anderson Network at 800-345-6324 or click on this link:

http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/guide-to-md-anderson/patient-and-family-support/anderson-network/index.html

As far as a second opinion at MDAnderson, he can call 877-MDA-6789 or fill out the online self-referral:

https://www2.mdanderson.org/sapp/contact/selfreferral/index.cfm

Best of luck to you and your dad.  Please keep us up with his progress.

Laura Walther-Broussard, LCSW, Social Work Counselor


Posted: 12 Feb 2010 12:08 PM
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