I agree with you, Uncle, you never said you decided on anything, you said you were"leaning", I respect that. There are many here, myself included, that never suspected a thing, some have real low psa, some never had fast climbing psa, lots never had anything unusual with the DRE, in fact, like myself, other than a fast rising PSA, never felt anything or had any other prostate problem sympton. I am glad you have a dr. that is knowledgable enough and cares enough to have you checked at this point. With your posted stats, you look like you are in the real early, non agressive stage, and would give you both time and choices to make, that others didn't have due to the degree and agrerssiveness of their PC. We are here to spew advice and our experiences, its up to you, of course, to decide what is right for you, your body, and your cancer. We will support and encourage whatever decision you make. You are now a brother of the PC, along with the rest of us.
David in SC
56, 56 at DX, PSA
7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves saved, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery 2/9 .05