Stop, take a deep breath, and slow down. Before you have had a biopsy you are already going to surgery. Just take it one step at a time and before your do ANYTHING, take some time to understand all youcan about prostate cancer, about the possible treatment choices, and what the biopsy report means.
On the first few items of the prostate forum, you will see some items that include a tremendous library of internet resources, books, etc. Just slow down and learn everything you can. You will be able to take charge of your situation, not the doctor. You can decide how you want to treat it, not the doctor.
We have a saying here, that surgeons recommend surgery, and radiation oncologists recommend radiation. You need to decide with the help of multiple doctor's opinions which treatment choices are best for you, based on your biopsy, your pathology, your age, etc. Each treatment choice has plusses and minuses. Doctors tend to gloss over them, and just assume you will deal with it.
You have come to the best forum in the internet. Welcome. Ask anything you want , but don't always expect to get sugar coated answers. We like to tell it like it is, some are not so gentle.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic 4/14/09 Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free 6 week PSA <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED. Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10, 9 month PSA < .01
1 year psa (364 days) .01
15 month PSA <.01