A friend of mine has just been diagnosed with PCa, unfortunately he is also battling with Lupus. His diagnosis thus far is:
Positive cores 5/8
2007 PSA 1.3, Now 6.0
His urology surgeon recommends Brachytherapy rather than surgery because of his Lupus and the fact there is very little data on how someone with Lupus will fair with RRP.
I would be most grateful if any of you have or know someone in a similar situation and what choices they made.
PSA 5.6 - 04/2010 - DRE positive
PSA 6.7 - 09/2010
Biopsy - 09/2010 - Age 53
T2b/c Gleason 7, 4+3
PSA 8.2 - 12/2010
RRP - 12/2010
pT3a, Gleason 7, 3+4, 20% PCa
Negative margins and seminal vesicles
RP 37.3 g
No further treatment recommended.
PSA <0.01 - 03/2011 - 3 month post-op