Welcome to HealingWell. I am a proponant of proactive treatment in stage 3 and above prostate cancer especially in younger men. I am also walking that walk. After surgery I added radiation and hormone therapy before a relapse could occur. I have taken that story on the air and in magazines. Last month I also was on a panel of some of the top doctors discussing my approach. None would discount the approach and all said if it were them they would have done the same.
None the less this is a tough call and it is very personal. Good luck in whatever you decide...
I agree that this is a great group. I came here right after my bone scan in '06. This has been a great place for me, and I stayed to help others like i was helped. This is a very strong brotherhood.
Peace to you,
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (May 11, 2009): <0.1
My Journal is at Tony's Blog
My InfoLink page is at Tony's Prostate Cancer InfoLink Page