I assume by your login name that you are his sister. If so, what a great support you are and a great support you will be to him. Even though we are sorry for what brought you here, We're so glad you found the forum.
There are many folks here who will be willing to respond to any of your questions.
The main advice I could give for your and your brother is to try to remain as calm as possible. This is so you and he will be able to carefully study about his particular diagnosis and gather as much information as you can.
Cryosurgery is certainly one of the many options. With a PSA of 13, your brother has a lot of options to consider. His current doctor may have had good results with cryosurgery. Your brother will llikely want to get a second or third opinion as well.
One question, has he had a biopsy? If so, there is more information from that report such as a Gleason number and whether or not the cancer has likely spread. This information will help us respond to you better. If he hasn't had a biopsy, I'm certain the doctor will schedule one. Your brother's age will also be helpful to know.
You may consider making a signature containing a little about his diagnosis, like others have done here, by using the control panel. You can check a box when you submit the message so the signature appears along with your message.
Keep positive and keep asking questions. We'll be here!
A very warm welcome to you.
Barry ~ (a.k.a. "Idaho") - Prostate Cancer Forum Moderator
Da Vinci Surgery July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a Confined to Prostate
1st PSA 09/11/2007 <0.04 (undetectable)
2nd PSA 12/10/2007 <0.04
3rd PSA 03/17/2008 <0.04
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