65 year old father had bone scan and CT scan early September that ruled out bone spread and organ spread.. although it showed some swollen lymph nodes just outside the prostate that may or may not be cancer. PSA climbed from 226 to 286 from Sep to Nov now.
My father told me they said to him that it is caught early but it is aggressive. Im wondering if my father heard incorrectly because don’t they need the biopsy results (which will be in on Nov 23rd) to know if it is aggressive or not?
And my next two questions
1. if it turns out to be aggressive, does that mean that the good results from the bone scan and CT scan are pointless now since it’s been 3 months .. assuming aggressive prostate cancer would spread within just 3 months?
2. I’m researching online but can’t understand why when I type in aggressive prostate cancer .. it automatically speaks about advanced prostate cancer. Can’t it be aggressive yet caught early enough before the spread ?
A part of me wants to ask if cancer has likely spread from September to end of November.. I can’t find any kind of info on how fast it can spread online.. zero info on that anywhere and I’m just trying to stay positive and was hoping to read it would take longer than 3 months. His spine was clear and everything … I’m so scared that it may no longer be the case