Look I think you should just take the date the surgeon gave you and be happy with that, UNLESS you can get an oncologist to see you before that. I had second biopsy on 08/14/08, went on pre-planned trip to Nothern California two days later to forget about
possibility of prostate cancer for awhile. First biopsy on 03/15/08, results indicated "suggestive of cancer but not diagnostic", urologist said repeat biopsy in 4 months, vacation already bought and paid for before this biopsy. I went on vacation, had blood in semen a couple times during sex during vacation, not a whole lot. Came back from vacation only to find out prostate CA in 2/12 cores, 5% one core, 25% other core, gleason score of 3+3= 6. My local urologist doesn't do robotic, went to see robotic surgeon in larger town, he agreed to do robotic surgery on 09/11/08, 3 days shy of 1 month. I am only a layman but I don't think 2 more weeks would have much of a difference. I am just paranoid about
cancer, my father died in his late 50's from colon cancer, my mother from breast cancer in her mid sixties. I just couldn't live with cancer diagnosis, had to get it out due to family history. Radiation therapy can cure prostate cancer, but if it ever comes back surgery is not an option for MOST urologists, maybe someday it maybe but not today. I did not want to take chemical castration drugs for the third tier treatment for this disease, just take a big breath and go with the surgeon, that's what I did.................
my age=52 when all this happened,
PSA went from 1.9 to 2.85 in one year, urologist ordered biopsy,
First biopsy on 03/08, "suspicious for cancer but not diagnostic"
Second biopsy on 08/08, 2/12 cores positive for Prostate Cancer on R side, 1 core=5% Ca, other core = 25% Ca, Gleason Score= 3+3=6 both cores,
Clinical Stage T1C
Bilateral nerve sparing Robotic Surgery on 09/11/08, pathological stage T2A at surgery,
No signs of spread, organ contained,
First post-op PSA=.01 on 10/15/08,
Second post-op PSA <.01 on 01/15/09,
Incontinence gone in early December '08,
ED remains, using daily Viagra and 2x/wk bimix/trimix injections for penile rehab