The collective wisdom here. I have found this board to be INVALUABLE. Yes, I can read all the books and all the stuff on the internet. But at least in my case (and probably every case) there is no clear answer.
I want to thank all of you for your help. This group is almost becoming a primary source of information for me. I know many of you swear by a particular treatment or protocol. But it is the COLLECTIVE wisdom that really serves me (and I guess everyone else) well. Whether it is information or support, I just want you to know that I appreciate your contributions.
63 years old
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%), this after 45 days on cipro! DREs have always been normal.
History of BPH/prostatitis.
PCA-3 test: 75.9 (bad news, guaranteeing I have to do....):
Biopsy on 11/30/09
Biopsy Report—Prostate Cancer
5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 4+3. More specifically:
2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 30%) on one side. On the other side:
2 cores are 4+3 (5%)--
1 core 3+4 (30%)
no peri-neural invasion
prostate is 45 grams
Latest: Have set up an appointment at Umich with surgeon, radiation guy, general medical oncologist on Monday, 12/14. Trying to also set up appointment with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital. Looking at another reading of the slides.