No surgery here but you ask a very good question. As a Gleason Score 10 some had my situation further advanced than now believed to be.
This is one reason I started my site www.gleason10.com is to tell a story that a high gleason is not an automatic death sentence.
Am I using this to cope, maybe, but I don't think so. I just feel that no one should make our problems any greater than they already are.
Hope far out weighs dispair when it comes to helping one cope with any problem, health or otherwise.
I plan on being around to see my 12 year old grandson reach man hood and play for the US soccer team in the Olympics.
Retired USAF Richard & Debbie on The Shores of Toledo Bend Lake Louisiana
Biospy 1/10/08 Gleason 10, Stage T1C 8 of 12 samples positive all Less Than 5%
Jan & Feb & Mar all tests clear
MD Anderson = No surgery and No Proton only Hormone and IMRT
Contacted with Loma Linda and UFPTI in FL
Started Treatment at the U of Florida Proton Therapy Institute in April 2008
May 2, 2008 LUPRON & Casodex
IMRT to started 5/27/2008 Will get 42 treatments 25 IMRT and then 17 Proton
Turn Stumbling Blocks into Steping Stones and Keep Smiling