Hello dmc24. Welcome to the forum on one really wants to join.
The only problem I've found with this site is that if you come into a thread after a couple of posts have been made, most everything I'd think of saying has been said --- far better than I'd say it. That said, among other things I write for a living, and I'm not the modest sort so ....
One of the first things I'd do is get the biopsy report reread by a pathologist who is familiar with prostate tissue. Even if you had THE best person in the world read it the first time, getting confirmation from a second source is a good thing. Pathology is an art as well as a science. If the two agree, all well and good. If they disagree they you go with the worst case for treatment decisions. As you can see from my signature below, my first pathologist said I was "6" -- a second said "7" and that changed my treatment choice. While HIFU --- high intensity focused ultrasound which cooks the prostate much the same as radiation but without some of the side effects --- was high on my list for treatment, and would have been as effective at "7" as at "6," I knew my personality was such that I wanted to have it out!
And, this leads me to my second comment. The best treatment choice is the one you decide is right for you --- or, in this case, your husband. This is both a medical decision and a personal head space decision. This site, and others like it, tend to attract those who what to know. Everything! Every weekday hundreds and hundreds of prostates are removed, zapped, burnt, frozen. Yet very few of those folk wind up on web sites like this. I've suggested this site to several friends with PCa and none have come. They were quite happy to take the advice of their URO, get treated, and then get on with life. I can't say that they'll be any worse off in the end than I'll be after doing some learning, and a great deal of agonizing. The process I went through was the right one for me. The process they went through was the right one for them. Decide which you're comfortable with, and then go for it!
If you decide you want to know more about
your husband's prostate and PCa than some MDs, then this is a great place to be. I know from nothing when it comes to medical stuff but there are a number of people here (see above) who could likely lecture in the nation's top med schools on PCa.
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours. Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7
First post op PSA Sept 09 less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02