It sounds like you made it over the first big hurdle. Coming to grips with the fact that you have cancer, and that it's not as bad as what your first visions are when the doctor tells you. Having a father who has survived 10 years is a help.
We all remember that moment when the doctor told us. The room kind of goes silent and you don't hear much else of what he said afterward.
Fortunately with your biopsy results, you have all the options before you, and they are all good. There is some debate about
non- surgical treatment at a young age, and the possibility of the return of the PC to what remains of the prostate. There is also evidence that younger men recover better from the side effects than older men. But, at 36, you are taking a little gamble that you will overcome the incontinence and Ed. But it may be a good one.
Good luck to you and welcome to HW. You will find many friends here.
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