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11/28/2016 Latest post:
Gail story started 8-24-16 with a trip to the doctor. After lab work he was told he have a PSA level of 13 and was told he had an enlarged prostate. Scheduled appt with specialist that would be 3 weeks later. We visited the specialist and he stated that Gail at age 52 was too young for prostate cancer and figured he had kidney stones or something related to that. Keep taking medications for his prostate and it would be 3-6 months before meds work. See him back in a month. We called a few times to get in on a cancel. Finally got in on cancel did labs to find out his PSA raised to 59. Dr finally got concerned and scheduled a biopsy for the next day. The next week got a call that he indeed did have prostate cancer. Next step as to remove prostate but first bone scan. Arrived at Dr office Monday am to talk about surgery, Dr informed us surgery was no longer an option as the cancer had already metastasized in his pelvis, hip and femur. We then tried to get into local cancer center to be close to home but they did not see any urgency in scheduling us among other things. Many friends suggested that we go to Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City. One week later had appt and a plan. A few trips and MRI's and labs we had a plan. Today 11-28-16 our journey began.