Bro. Zufas, I am all for mutiple sources, multiple opinions, multiple readings, etc. For most of humanity, regardless of how much you know or think you know (not you, I mean in general), at some point, most of us just have to go with a choice, and then stick by it. You are right, the same surgeon can do the same op to two people of the same age, similar stats, and still have two different outcomes, but to me, that is because each of our human bodies is unique, our dna has unique quirks too it, our family histories are all different, so many factors. Doesn't mean the surgeon wasn't good or consistent. People of similar stats react so different to radiation treatments, conventional or seeding. When I went through radiation in my throat area 10 years ago, I was told that there was no way I would feel any side effects for at least the first 14-20 zaps, I became very ill and weak after the 3rd treatment, and eventually, had to have a year of physical therapy to overcome some of the effects, I still suffer some to this day. And I was in great general health at the time. My point, we all react different. Most men with PC will naturally feel compelled to commit to some method of treatment, and then go for it, and then hope for the best. Was the PC agressive or not, would it stay contained or not, good questions, but as we both know never a positive answer. Best to you brother.
David in SC
56, 56 at DX, PSA
7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery 2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, July 13 - meet with radiation oncologist