Among the replies, John T great information...so for others that are reading this you have a heads up on the real world of PCa. If someone knows their pathology report and hopefully had it reviewed by one of the few experts that exist, so that you know up front do you have gleason, 8,9 or 10 and how much volume-% of PCa and also major importance is which of the "18" variants of PCa were you found with, there are a very few of them that are actually way worse for prognosis and possible cure rates to begin with. A proper assessment prior to 'hip shoot' for doing surgery is critical if you wish to consider having realistic chances for 'curative' surgery. This is among reasons why Dr. P Walsh and other leading surgeons will not do surgery on patients with Gleason scores maybe even as low as seven. Nothing for prostate is a guarantee as low risk patients sometimes are not cured or have recurrance, why??? Diagnosis and even assessment are far from perfection and PCa can travel throughout your body via lymphnodes probably at any given time (not what anybody wishes to hear). So, a person looking at any treatment has to consider 'all factors' including side effects, control factors, risks, travel, timing, and even costs perhaps. Gets unreal in making the decisions, but worth all the time you put into it.
Best to you in fighting this battle, I got 7+ plus yrs duty thus far and diagnosed with high end-very risky stats. (bpsa 46.6 12/12 biopsies-75-95% vol in everyone, gleasons 7,8,9's and started with total urinary blockage because of PCa....drugs have given decent control after unique radiations and ADT3 useage)-I got 8 opinions the best one was from the leading robotic surgeon (1st guy in USA) "I will not do surgery on you" the prior surgeon I saw was guaranteeing a 'cure'....beware of sales tactics.