We have just seen our MO today and suggested not to send the prostate sample from my husband’s biopsy done in 2018. He prefers to have a latest sample from bone biopsy on the spine instead and send that sample to Foundation One. We have also seen an orthopedic surgeon referred by our MO who requested us to do an MRI first on T7-L5 before he does the bone biopsy. Hopefully he can extract something there.
My question is, is it better to send the bone biopsy sample rather than the prostatic sample from biopsy in 2018 to check for somatic mutation? Is it sufficient? Or should we send both sample for testing?
Also, what other tests can we do once we have the sample from bone biopsy that can help us with next treatment options? Aside from neuro endocrine tests? What else?
Not yet ready to give up.