I am a 22 yr old female, and my Dad has recently been diagnosed with Advanced Prostate cancer (Gleason score of 9), that has metastasized to his Lymph nodes and Bones.
Dad goes in for a radical Prostatectomy on Monday, and will have the surrounding lymph nodes removed as well, following from the surgery Dad will have intense radiation targeting the cancer in the Pelvis.
We have not been given much more information yet, as he was only diagnosed last week.
The most frustrating part of the whole situation, is Dad had trouble with his Prostate back in Oct last year. The GP that he went to see, took bloods and gave him medication for an 'enlarged prostate' (If only this is all it was). Dad never heard back from the GP regarding the test results, and didn't think twice as the pain urinating reduced significantly. Little to our knowledge, Dad's PSA score in October was 42! Dads Urologist dug up the previous results (last week) and discovered this, and advised that it is more than likely Dad already had prostate Cancer in October due to the PSA level being so high. It is difficult to think about, as Dad's cancer may not have Metastasized to the bone, if it had of been acted on back in October.
Very scared, and devastated that my Dad has to go through this.
Praying that the Operation goes well on Monday,
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.