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RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY AND BIOPSY
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RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY AND BIOPSY

My husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer in November of 2009.  He had a PSA of 50 and a Gleason of 8 (4+4).
Radical prostatectomy was performed on January 4, 2010.  Surgery went well with no incidence.  He's home recuperating.  One week later, the catheter was removed. Nodes were clean during surgical biopsy.  
Just got results of capsular biopsy.  The biopsy showed cellular penetration of prostate capsule and invasion of seminal vesicles with positive margins.  Doctor's recommendation was to wait 3 months and repeat PSA.  
Very worried about this "wait and see" period.  Is there something we can be doing in the meantime that may be proactive?  What about a PET scan.  Would it show anything this early?  
I'd appreciate any input anyone may have or advice from someone with a similar situation.  

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