A close friend, and one of my golf partners, is a very youthful and fit 76. After his diagnosis he met with two urologists who would not do surgery. He finally found one who said yes he would do surgery, but he too recommended radiation.
He eventually decided on the radiation and is completing a 9 week course of treatments next week. He says, things are going well.
I don't know if was just his age or the fact he had prior prostate problems, but most seem to avoid surgery on older men. in my case at age 65, surgery was all they wanted to consider.
T2A, PSA 4.7
Gleason 4+4=8 right side
adrenocarcinoma of prostate
DaVinci Surgery 01/16/07
Post op report,confirms Gleason4+4=8 , no extra extension or invasion
No continence problems
PSA results 90 day (-.01) 6 months (-.01) 9 months (+.02)
PSA one year (+.02)
Using Caverject/viagra for continuing ED problems (one year)