Sorry to hear about your partner's dx, but glad you found us here at HW. My father had a somewhat similar report, however, my father's was worse. He had a lymph node come back positive, therefore, our plan of action will be different than yours. However, I agree with your doctor, there is not a lot you can do until the first PSA comes back. Hopefully, it will be undetectable, which there is a good chance it will be and then you will have to stay on top of the PSA's. IF, there is a rise, he may need additional radiation at some point, BUT, you both should be very happy and hopeful that he will not. Stay positive and try to focus on the recovery. Best wishes to you and yours!
Father's Age 62 (now 63)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
July 2, 08 PSA <.02
Praying for a cured dad.
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