Welcome to HW Prostate Cancer. Sorry you needed to find us, but glad you did. You will find a lot of good knowledge, comfort and support here.
The good news, is that you are diagnosed as a Gleason 6 at this point, though a couple of your cores are pretty rich in cancer, as in the percentage found. In any event, you should at least get a good second opinion from a radiation oncologist, outside of your urologist. Then you can view all your options. Sorry about
your father and brother, so cancer seems to run strong on that side.
The other good news, is you should not feel pressured to make a quick or rash treatment decision. This is the time to research, ask questions, get opinions, etc.
Please keep us well posted, and remember, no such thing as a stupid or dumb question, so always feel free to ask whatever you wish. Also, if you need to vent some anger or even fear, you can do that here with immunity. We all have at times, and it helps to know that others have been through whatever you are thinking or feeling.
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, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, next one: July
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 same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 4/23 put in