Live Out Loud said...
16 of 16, you guys need to be investigating other treatment methods
Like what?Hello and welcome to the forum. We all don't have all of the information that you and your surgeon have. With 16 of 16 cores positive, I would be concerned that the Cancer may not be contained just within the prostate. You need to ask your Dr. what the probability is that he can not get all of the Cancer.
If he can't get all of the Cancer, then that would be considered failed surgery. With failed surgery, you and your husband will then be dealing with the side effects of surgery unnecessarily and have to choose additional treatments such as Hormone Therapy (HT), and/or Radiation (RT) and the additional Side Effects (SE).
In cases where there is a high probability of Failed Surgery, there are better alternative treatments such as the above mentioned additional treatments as primary, Cyber Knife, Brachytherapy Seeds and a few more that you can research if warranted.
I have become a strong believer that a patient is their own best advocate and there is nothing wrong with asking hard questions and getting second or even third opinions while deciding the best treatment options. We are not doctors, just experienced patients that want to help you get the whole picture.