I've been following your quest for information with interest. You must be the best prepared PCa guy in the history of this site. 77 posts before you get the Dx. I congratulate you. I wish I'd been half as well informed.
Not happy for you that your prostate has cancer. Don't recall how old you are, but at my age, when I was diagnosed, my doctor remarked that if we went out on the street and pulled in at random men my age, chances were a huge percentage would have PCa. The difference between me and them was I knew, I was going to be treated. Bottom line, if you got it, it's a good thing to know. And with Gleason 7 and T1C you're starting out from a pretty good place.
I suspect you'll opt for surgery --- but, whatever you decide to do the sooner you make up your mind, in some ways the better. Not because there is any urgency, but simply because once you've made a decision you have taken control and are on your way to getting rid of those nasty cells, by zapping or removal, and that's a whole new world to the one you're in now.
I'll be looking forward to your future reports,
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 less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23 test again less than 0.02
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues, but better every week.
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