I'm Reed ...I'm 47, had a blood test that revealed a slightly elevated PSA of 3.28, but the prostate biopsy showed cancer in 4 of 6 tissue samples. Gleason score 3+3=6. I have a very small prostate and my doctor wants to do the perineal procedure.
If you'll forgive me saying, with those numbers I would investigate the possibility of brachytherapy as a treatment. Do you have a staging at this point? Is the tumour detectable by DRE? There are a number of different options open to you...if your cancer is contained within the capsule at this point and it's all early stage.
All the treatments give you basically the same good shot at surviving this nasty business at the earliest juncture, so it's all about the side effects. I don't wish anyone to second guess their own treatments, but I dispair at some of the grief my brothers on this site have to deal with...and that I've been spared. The biggest deal is a feeling of urgency when it's time to pee. That could count as a courier...but I don't see it as any worse than those resulting from other treatment options.
This site, as has been said, has a lot of folks who chose surgery. I've been cheerleading for brachy. I'd do it again. My thread is as follows:
also, two more fine threads that inspired me:
Good luck in your investigations, stay close and let us know what's doing.