First, not sure I'm going to make Maui this summer --- the heat is rolling over the prairies and I'm anxious to get to the cottage. But, I'll not visit without warning you!
Second, interesting question.
I had a brother-in-law die of pancreatic cancer, and a few weeks ago a dear friend died of ovarian cancer. Two "bad" cancers. The problem with them is that when they present the cancer is already well established and the unlucky person is likely in their last days already. I don't think the issue is Gleason 10 compared to these sorts of cancers. The issue is when is a Gleason 10 diagnosed, compared to whatever other cancer you want to compare to. Granted, some cancers spread faster than others and do terminal damage quicker. And, granted, PCa may be one of the statistically less awful ones, but I don't think it's possible to compare one cancer to another --- except they are all awful.
Others may well have a different, and better, understanding.
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours. Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7
First post op PSA Sept 09 less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02