My husband now very sadly passed in July 2014 having been diagnosed with Prostate cancer Aug 2013 which had metastasised to his bones This was discovered after a fall .
He had presented himself to his GP in February 2011 with excessive urination at night
He was also given a rectal examination and was told he was “fine”
At that time, we now know his PSA was 5 , at 67 years ,we now know he should have been retested and he should have been referred to a urologist
On diagnosis on 19th July 2013 -10.2 24 July= 11.6 29th July -12.4
These are taken from expert witness account
She says the PSA doubling time calculated between Feb 2011 and July 2013 is 22months I make that 29 months and surely that would make a difference to score
An alkaline phosphatase measurement in Dec 2011 was 93 within the normal range which we have been told suggests there was no evidence of macroscopic bony mets at this stage .
By April 2013 it was raised to 2388 , this still didn’t alarm his doctor to examine him further .
Expert Witness, an Oncologist and have been told in all probability my husband would have bone metastases back in 2011 and he would not have been suitable for surgery at that time and in all probability he would have lost his life at the same time
Myself and the family are convinced if my husband had been referred to an oncologist in 2011 his life would have been been very different
“We feel a window of opportunity was missed “
I have contacted varied cancer organisations and they feel it very unusal that a man would have metasis with PSA of 5
I was wondering whether I should challenge this report
And whether anyone knows about the doubling calculator and what the results actually mean