Welcome, also, to HW Prostate Cancer:
I agree with some of what you have already been told. I had no symptons, no enlarged or infected prostate, no urinary problems, and 6 years worth of negative DRE's behind me. What I did have, was a steadily rising PSA each year, starting at age 50. Took 3 biopsies to get the PC dx, but by then, my PSA had nearly tripled in one year. So based on "feeling", I felt great, and were it not for PSA tests, would have been clueless to ever having cancer.
Not sure why your doctor told you the "don't leave it for six months part". It would help to know the % of cancer in your 5 of 12 positive cores though. At this point, you are a Gleason 6, at least based on your biopsy.
Seeding is an attractive option for many men, especially if you do not have a large prostate and being in the Gleason 6 range like you are.
But its important to realize, any primary treatment has potential side effects and potential risks. You almost sound more concerned about
the side effects then the cancer. It is very important to consider all of these aspects, but it should be number one in your game plan, the best method of hopefully erradicating the cancer, before it has a chance to spread elsewhere.
If you honestly don't trust the results, then by all means, get a second opinion. Or even a third. Wait a couple of months, and get a whole new biopsy if that is what it takes to convince you.
Denial is your worse enemy in dealing with cancer, knowledge is your best friend.
Please keep us posted, we have men experienced here with every possible primary treatment, even waitful watching, which is still possible for you if your Gleason 6 case is considered low grade and indolent.
Good luck, and thanks for joining in with us.
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