Hello and welcome Steve,
Unless you have PC running in your immediate family, father's side ,you definitely are posting a very minimal PC case, with just 1 core att 3%. That is the good news, and it also means you are fortunate enough to have most all treatment methods available to you. Even though you have a surgery scheduled, you still have time to meet with at least a good radiation oncologist to look over other methods including IMRT, Seeding, or both. Depending on your whole picture, you might be a good candidate for AS.
I have both surgery (
open) and salvage radiation, and they can be tough paths, but my numbers had dictated my path so far. You are in a unique spot to consider it all, if you haven't done it so far. You definitely got time on your side.
Regardless, its your body and your cancer, and we are here to support you no matter what you decide. Once you execute a primary choice in fighting PC, there is no turning back, and there is no re-do. So all of us have to make the best choice we possibly can.
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