Diagnosed at 47 - just had da vinci in january at 48. Yep, It sucks sometimes to be this young and have to deal with this. Then wait for all the well-intentioned people tell you that there is so much that they can do for PCa and that you have nothing to worry about. HA.
Anyway, the good news - you will be fine. The odds are VERY good for us younger guys who have surgery. The chance of recurrance is very low. Gleason of 6 is very good. The Doc's all use that 80% figure. It is likely much higher. Every doc told me that they can't promise a thing, but all agreed that they fully expect to never see me again as a PCa patient.
As my 44 year old friend told me "You have some rough paddling ahead of you, but you will be fine." And you know what? He was exactly right. It IS scary. Sad, Angering, unfair, all those things. All those feelings are normal and you have every right to feel that way. You've come to the right place. We all know how you feel. email me if you need to.
47 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6 (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06 (Biopsy 11/07 1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report: Stage T2cNxMx
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
PSA 0 at six weeks
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.)
ED - Take 100mg viagra every night.
Totally usable erections at 10 weeks.