Excellent Steve...getting the treatment plan decision behind you is the first step. My advise now, is to take a few days to step away from the thoughts about
cancer and enjoy family time. Getting to this point has been nothing but stress and anxiety for you and your loved ones. So taking a few days or weeks to 'forgetabout
it' is in order.
I know if I were in your shoes with the same stats...I would make the very same decision for the very same reasons...the chance for a cure.
Best of luck to you and we will see you on the "other" side...
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal-Gland 38 cc
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral (Perineural Invasion present at base) - Gleason (3+3) 6 Stage T1C
August 23 - Bone Scan - Hips, Spine and ribs marked uptake - X-Ray showed clear -Hooray
Sept 9 2nd DRE - questionable - TRUS...shadow in base - Gland now 41 cc
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (4+3) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
4 tumors in prostate - largest being 6 cm
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
3 month Jan 2009 .06