Dear smc64, I have a couple of comments re the posts in this thread:
1. I think Scott's comments might be a little dogmatic and maybe should be expressed as his opinion rather than fact. For example, studies at Duke University have shown that prostate cancer in younger men is NOT more aggressive than that found in older men. Also, according to most experts, PSA level IS relevant even after a biopsy as that is one of the criteria used by docs in determining follow up tests and treatment recommendations. Finally, to say that AS is "suicide" is, in my opinon, an overstatement. However, I personally do believe that the cancer is likely to progress and that you will face the need for active treatment at some stage even if you choose AS now.
2. Before totally eliminating radiation in any form, you probably should consult with a radiation oncologist as well as the experts you have already seen. That way you will have the benefit of a full range of disciplines and be able to make a well informed decision.
3. The Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins conducts a well respected AS program. Here is the link to their site. http://urology.jhu.edu/prostate/advice1.php
As you will see from reading this, they would probably NOT take you into their program. Based on your young age, they would most likely recommend active treatment. However, it might be worth a call to Dr. Ballentine Carter at 410-955-0351 if you are seriously considering this approach as Dr. Carter probably has more extensive experience in this area than your current physicians.
Hope this helps,