Hey riverbend...sorry for the news, but at least now you know. The percentage of cancer is small and with the gleason grade of 6, you will have plenty of time to decide what you want to do. The numbers may even qualify for active surveillance (AS)...but at your age your doctor may think differently and with good reason. But because all treatments have some side effects (including AS), take the time to properly research all options and then make the best decision.
Sorry you had to join this club so young...but lots of folks here that have vast knowledge in all of the treatment forms and will be glad to give you their take on them.
Best of luck to you...and you are right with your stats...makes it really hard to know what to do.
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