chefboz - with numbers like yours ( except for the lump), some have chosen Active Surveillance - watching the PSA and prostate condition without rushing into surgery - other options would be RT radiation therapy , Brachytherapy ( radioactive seeds implanted) - check out the information FAQ's at the top of the website -
-as well as-www.yananow.net/
and hit their DON'T PANIC button
-the best solution for you MAY just be -"get this cancer out of me" referring to your wife's" little pregnant" comment -
or - it could be less invasive treatment - that decision is yours (and your wife's)
-I am a surgery guy and no regrets - my PSA was well within the safe lines for AS - but I wanted it out of me - after further testing, we discovered more was wrong that expected -and had surgery - I was NOT a candidate for other treatments ...
-we just want you to have NO regrets on whatever course of action or treatment you take -
-was there any mention of what stage of cancer your samples were at?
-this is a confusing time with multi-layered questions and answers and opinions for a confusing disease.
-research - ask questions - get answers ( rinse and repeat until you are content )
Age: 55 -gay with spouse, Steve - live in Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/2009 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/2009- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/2009
Pathology: pT3a- gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
Post Surgery-PSA: April 8, 2010 - 0.05 -I am in the ZERO CLUB
Sept 23, 2010 -0.05 - again -hoorah !