Actually, once we are diagnosed with PC, we are all on a form of AS. If we have surgery, brachytherapy, TFT, IGRT, or whatever tx we choose, we still should monitor our PSA at a regular interval, and get regular medical checks, which may include DRE even tho we don't have a prostate.
As has been already stated, your stats support your decision. Jeff's comments about
setting decision points now is a great point. Make sure your doctor is comfortable with AS, and will be proactive in supporting you.
Good luck on your journey.
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