We're heading to Mexico in a couple of hours, and hopefully won't think too much about PC while we're there DH is doing well, and it's hard to believe it's been nearly a year since his diagnosis. The AS thing is going surprisingly well....his PSA is currently at 3.02.....lower than at time of DX. He'll be having a repeat biopsy in January, and his monitoring the PSA religiously. His treatment choice (when he chooses to do so) will be brachy. The Oncologist who will be doing the procedure specializes in brachy and PCa, and I've worked with/known him for 10 years. the Dr. is a HUGE proponent of AS for men of any age, who have appropriate AS criteria.
I really want to thank everyone on the board, and to wish you all well. I haven't posted/contributed much, but have been an avid "lurker"!! I have followed your progress/stories, and have to say that many of you are truly an inspiration!!
-Husband's 1st PSA done (age 45) at routine physical PSA 3.8
-DRE at physical indicated no abnormality other than slightly enlarged
-Consult with urologist Jan. 2010---DRE negative, PSA 3.89
-Biopsy Feb. 10, 2010: T1c, Gleason 3 + 3, 2/10 cores pos. (5% in one core, <5% on other core) 1% of core volume positive, gland size 38.84
-consult with "open" prostatectomy uro March 2010
-2 consults with rad. onc. for Brachy March, Apr. 2010....also discussed AS
-latest PSA reading April 8 4.63
-consult with "robotic" uro Apr. 12....tentative surgery date booked July 8
-Have also booked tentative Brachy date of July 20th.
-undecided as yet
_April 27th PSA 5.02!! Repeat May 19th. If still high, then a course of antibiotics and repeat. If still high, proceed with treatment.