Dh's biopsy result is in and his doctor called to let him know it is prostate cancer. It's a low grade "6" (3/3 Gleason score, whatever that is) and a small spot, so I guess that's the good news of it, if there is any. He told dh it's not anything immediately urgent, but does want him to come in to discuss options/treatment. Of course their next available appointment isn't until mid January, which of course does nothing to quell dh's fears and doomsday thoughts about it all. They have put him on the wait list if there is a cancellation to get him in earlier, and she said they have cancelled appointments all the time, so it's likely he'll be able to be seen earlier.
From what I've been reading up on it, there are 3 common treatments. For low grade cancer/small tumors, because prostate cancer typically grows very slowly, there is a wait and see and keep being watched, approach. There is also removal of the prostate, radiation and chemo. My boss told me 2 of her close friends have it. One has been on the wait and watch plan, for quite a few years now, with no change. The other had a low dose chemo and is cured and fine now. Overall, it sounds like a very treatable, curable cancer, for the most part and especially where his is minimal right now. I guess we'll find out more at the appointment and see what the doctor recommends.
Of course, I was really hoping he'd be in the 75% chance that it wasn't cancer. He's hard enough to keep in good spirits, without adding this onto his plate. But, this does appear to be one of the most treatable cancers. Still, having to go through whatever treatment won't be enjoyable for him.
It sucks getting old!