Hello and welcome, ED. We understand the fear associated with prostate cancer, each of us has had to deal with it in their own way. The best cure to overcome the fear is by gaining knowledge of this cancer, knowledge of treatment choices, and knowledge of living with cancer.
You were one year younger than me at dx, and we are both Gleason 7's, my last biopsy was 7/7 positive.
There are many like you, no symptons, no previous prosate problems, no lumps, etc. And with most of us, we were feeling fine prior to our cancer dx.
The meeting you have ahead with the urologist is a good step. I would reccomend that you also arrange to meet with a good radiation oncologist in your area, to give a different perspective to your situation.
Take your time, learn all you can, and study all available treatment choices that make sense to you in your case. We are here to help and to support you as needed. Please feel free to ask all the questions you wish.
Please keep us posted.
David in SC
57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.33rd Biopsy
: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3Open RP:
11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09Path Rpt
: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4, Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days