Like you, Klaats, I was a 3 + 3 on my first read and a 3 +4 on my second read, and a PSA of 1.5
And, like you, I was looking at a non-surgical therapy. In my case HIFU. But when I thought about
the possibility I might have "4" cells, not "3" as the second most common ones, I decided I wanted the prostate out, and I wanted the pathology of the whole thing. It wasn't a medical decision so much as it was one of knowing myself and what I'd be happy living with. You have a lot of choices
open to you. The right one is the one you are happy with, and can live with.
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.