I have similar concerns with this.
I got upgraded to a 7 from a 6 and one positive margin after DaVinci. My six week undectable PSA was huge according to the Urologist and Oncologist. Both the Surgeon and Oncologist state that I have a 86% chance of no reoccurence at this point. Oncologist states because I am so young he wants better odds than 86% with this. He stated that He, the Surgeon and the Radiation Oncologist will meet at the 3 month mark and see how my PSA is doing and likely recomend to Radiate the site. He wants me to heal at least 3 months and have good continence before starting.
Diagnosed 01-08-08 @ 53 years old
DRE normal - High PSA for 5 or more years
2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
Current PSA 6 - Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicalg Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008
University of Chicago,5 hour surgery , 3 hour recovery
Unexpected Cardiac issues appear and disappear?
Hospital stay 30 hours - Catheter out in 7 days normaly expected leakage - Erectile funtion back on line 9 days
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, 10 % of both portions of prostate, Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear,Tumor on top of prostate distal from apex. 1 positve margin at urethra and bladder.
Six week PSA < 0.05 Ya Ba Da Ba Dooooooooooo. Put a steak on the grill Wilma!!!!
Oncologist to discuss case with Urologist and Radiation Oncologist to consider radiation.