I was 72 when diagnosed and had
open surgery 1 month later. I too wanted it out of me as soon as possible. At the time I was teaching school and went back to work 3 weeks later. I had no continence problems.
Surgery gives the best way to find out what your exact status is and also gives the opportunity for follow on treatment if it is needed. Please stay with us...
Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06. Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
PSAs from 1/3/07 - 1/17/08 0.00.
Next PSA test on 7/17/08
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."