A friend of mine sent me this website - the website founder is a friend of his. Anyway, it brings up some really good points. In my PCa support group, there are two guys doing watchful waiting. Under the right circumstances, this is a great way to approach the disease. For younger guys, it is probably not a good way to go, and the site itself says if you are gleason 7 or over, this site is not for you. Anyway, not endorsing it, just offering it for perusal. Another tool in the bag!
46 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6 (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06 (Biopsy 11/07 1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report: Stage T2cNxMx
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
PSA 0 at nine months.
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.) Never a problem since.
ED - Took 100mg viagra every night. for several months
Totally usable erections at 10 weeks, which disappeared over the course of a month or two.
ED bounce is what they call it. Now, at one year, ED is fine with viagra.
One year PSA - undectable!