My brother has stage 3 prostate cancer & is scheduled for robotic-assisted surgery. I'm wondering if aggressive prostate cancer can be cured w/surgery or if radiation is a better option. This is very scary. He is only 56. It seems that most people who have surgery have a lower gleason score.
wannabbetter; My God it is nice to hear from you I am very sorry but I have been back in Hospital and can so relate mine is not prostate but I am in stage 4 hodgkins lympho including soft tissue which is why I am in stage 4. I checked by just googleing your question and there is a lot of information. I did find out that the gleason score tell's the doctor how aggressive the cancer is and 10 is very progressive THE good new's is your brother is at stage 3 this is good.
But now days They can still do so much more with cancer of many different types. I don't BS anyone but when the Gleeson score is that high I would go with the doctors advice be it radation or surgery. you must remember a score of 10 is bad.
But the good news is that it is caught early because it is still in stage 3 And from what I read at stage 3 a score of 10 is very normal but if I'm understanding right.Something has to be done soon because it is fast growing and thinking as a man or woman you have something in there that should not be you want it out as soon as possible prior to it spreading to other parts of the body. That is just my Oppinun. This can happen to any man at any age. I would say google your question and do some reading is the best way to learn more but Remember he is in stage 3 and this is good but he has the score that is the fastest growing one so you don't want to drag your feet. There are so many men of all ages that are survivor's my dear. Please don't make any judgements and just encourage your brother to do whatever it takes to get rid of this cancer. Google and read is the best way to get some info about this type cancer. But I am thinking becase it is the fastest growing that the well have to do something soon. Your friend Chuck. and all my best to your brother and you first of all take care of yourself you have enough problems and doing okay. For you I think best to not worry to hard and just give him all the encouragement you can. But don't mean to sound bad I just want to make sure you continue to take care of yourself my dear. And remember all cases are different and done different ways. Well be praying for you and your brother God bless you both my dear friend. Please google this question and read what you can take.but they are doing so much more with prostate cancer these days then ever. I am here if you need something. But it is not a trow in the towel thing.He should be able to get through this. And please all you needed was something else on your mind but remember you have to first and forost take care of yourself. hugs to a sweet lady. CHUCK1957
wannabe; Just remember as I was saying the way it works with cancer many doctor's get together and decide what is the best way to approach each person and there condition. So there is not a lot you can do until you hear more. But as I was saying you must take care of you first and foremost my dear, Extra worring well not help you and you already have a lot on your plate you must take care of yourself and so if your brother needs you your in good enough shape to help out if needed. So just like anyone or anything else let him know you want to hear what the doctors are saying and that you are there for him. It's one of those things that there is not a lot we can do but think positive, apply your faith and try to keep a since of humor. I have found these have all helped me a lot. your friend Chuck1957 please let me know how things are going.
Morning wannabbetter; I am sorry you have all this to deal with on top of everything else and the main thing is to first take care of you, And your brother well do fine. Really I think if it was I and after reading that Gleeson score, I would rather do what your brother is doing I have heard of many problems with the robotics surgery and something like this you want the doctor to be able to see everything and make sure it has not spread to any other areas. And I am sure that even with the doctor just being out of school for 3 years won't have anything to o with it, They get a lot of practice in the hospital now days and he would not do it if it was out of his safe zone. Being that this is so aggressive I would want them to have full access to the problem area so no surprises come up. and the doctor well be more prepaired to deal with it. hugs and positive thinking for you and your brother.
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