Welcome to Healing Well Prostate Cancer, glad you found us. Thanks for giving us your own PC journey. Sounds like you have and are doing well so far, hope it contnues for you. Sure you are looking forward to joining our "zero" club when you get tht first post surgery psa test.
Yes, you are way on the young side, we have some men in their early 40s, also with PC. Does it run in your family? Gosh, my own uro/surgeon said I was one of his youngest PC patients when I was dx. at 56.
Please keep us posted of your continual journey, and I wish you all the best in the weeks and months ahead. Welcome to our brotherhood.
David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/09 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/09 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out 38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl.agree to start radiation, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg with uro/surg, 9/29- pre-op, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - suprapubic cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - first treatment IMRT.