Thanks for all your responses.
I am early into this and have spent some time reading old postings to this forum. I am encouraged and somewhat overwhelmed with the wisdom,courage and sensitivity displayed.
I am presently researching various treatment options, including HIFU.
Frankly the side-effects of treatment concern me more than the diagnosis, given my Gleason scores and PSA (almost as good as it gets as I understand it from my research.. to date).
Is there any way to predict with any relative certainty how long one could maintain a decent quality of life without any treatment whatsoever. given particular Gleason scores, PSA's and overall health?
I'm sure the answer is you take your chances, however I would appreciate any comments.