Jazzman, sorry you've got to be here, but this is a great place to be.
While cancer is cancer, and PCa can be a rascal, base line is that Gleason 6 isn't a panic situation. When I was thought to be Gleason 6 one of my doctors told me, "you could die of this --- but you'd have to work awfuly hard to do it."
He also told me, "Doctors are going to fight to get their hands on you ---- you'll make their statistics look good.'
Take a deep breath, take your time (you have it) and figure out what treatment option makes the most sense to you. Then, go for it, and chances are you'll never be bothered by it again. There are no gold plated guarantees in life, but your friends who haven't been diagnosed, and aren't going to be treated, are likely in far more danger from PCa than you will be after you're treated.
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