Flower , PCA is a slow developing cancer and as others indicated it is probably at the very start that even biopsy of 12 samples can not detect it , i was on watchful waiting for about 18 months wit PSA of about 8 and antibiotics as well untill the biopsy could detect a positive 3+3 score.. i went for the open surgery without much research or finding THIS INCREDIBLE SITE!!! that is more educational than any doctor or study have ever read.... so WELCOME as well and you wil find here mos of the answers you are loking for ...seems that most common and bst result treatment is the DaVinci method of removing the prostate with the best result on side effect following it ... the biggest hurdle you will have is to find the most experienced surgeon at where you reside ....
Do not panic and keep your dad calm as well
Good Luck and keep us posted
April 2007 PSA 8.4 for last 6 months biopsy shows PC 3+3=6
June 13 2007 Nerve Sparing
open RP / Dr. Christopher Johnson at St. Francis Hospital NY.
4 days later home for Fathers Day, and Catheter.
Removal of catheter 10 days later , incontinence not an issue, no pads used from the get go.
1 month PSA next to not detected
ED is a longer battle:
1 month out start using occasionally Cialis and 50MG Viagra to promote blood flow with no response.
3 months and 6 months PSA not detected
ED 6 months mark starting with VED therapy and being more aggressive with meds , in addition taking Folgard supplement daily.
April 2008 : 10 month out and start seeing some serious improvements with ED while using Meds and VED , can achieve erections, Mid nights erections almost on a regular basis , and uncontrolled 90 % erections spontaneously.
1 year visit on June 13 2008 woohoooo!!!
UPDATE 1 YAER FOLLOW UP
ED: With Viagra Usable erection for intercourse , AND AT 80% without any medications !!
Fully continent since removal of catheter.
PSA one year : 0.0 as of 6/13/ 2008 BIG Wooohoooooooooo!!!!
UPDATE AS OF Dec 2008 (18 months out)
PSA stil Undetectble!!!!
No continance issues!!!!
ED Mostly getting better with oral meds and the right woman = good sex
80% without any help and 95% with oral Meds ... 100% with VED
hope to keep progressing and by 24 months get back to 100% potency WooooHoo!!!