Look, I'm not expert ---- there are many here who can tell you more than I. But this is a no cause for panic situation. Better you don't have PCa? Yes. But from what you say if you're going to have PCa you're starting off right. A Gleason 6 is low risk disease and it seems to be all on one side.
I strongly recommend the only thing you get underway on is getting your slides reread and that whoever you chose to reread has lots of experience looking at prostate tissue. If the second pathologist agrees you're a Gleason 6, and if your PSA hasn't been shooting up, you're in great shape --- well, aside from the cancer that is.
Right now, if you're anything like me, you're not a happy camper. But, remember, this has likely been with you for several years now. The only difference is you know about
it. With a Gleason 6 you've got lots of time to be cured of this disease. Doesn't mean you don't research your options and move ahead, but you have time to make the decision.
I'm sure others will chime in but I'm sure they'll be telling you, "no cause for panic," and I do urge you to get a second reading.
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9, so far, so good
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
First post op PSA Sept 09 0.02
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues, but better every week.