One important thing to remember is if your URO is a Prostate surgeon, of course he will be adamant that Doug have surgery as he will get paid a lot of money to do that. That would be like a FORD car salesman telling you only FORDS drive well and to not look at Lexus or Toyota for driving options, as he wants to sell you a FORD and make a commission. My suggestion to you earlier today by email was that you find a cancer center like Mass General in Boston that offers all PC treatments on staff so that you can get a more unbiased opinion about
treatment options. They will consult with you about
radiation, surgery chemical and even AS options and then you and Doug can make a more logical choice. After the consult you would not be under an obligation to have your treatment there but they are a world class cancer treatment center and if I was close to them I would go there.
My URO was part of a large urology practice that has surgeons, radiation and medical oncologist with vast PC treatment knowledge all on their staff. My URO covered all my options in depth without any pressure to choose any one over the other. His only advice was that with my large tumor and aggressive G7, AS was not an option he could endorse.
AGE 61 Dx with fam hist of PC
3.5 12/10 ref URO
5.25 2/11 DRE Neg
BX 4/13/11 2 of 12 cores diag both sides 15% & 20% GS7(3+4)
RALP nerve-sparing 6/8/11 path G7 pT2C, Marg-Lymph-Sem-Vas-PNI- organ confined 60% tumor involved 69grms 4.3X4X3 cm
100% dry 7/3/11
TRIMIX therapy for ED seeing improvement
Post Edited (The Water Guy) : 5/22/2012 12:22:04 PM (GMT-6)