Could those who have posted here let me know if they where offered a RP and offered nerve sparing?
open RP - in 2002, no one was yet doing robotic, and manual "keyhole" surgery was still pretty new and done only in a few medical centers in the U.S. My Uro said he would do his best to spare nerves but was only able to spare nerves on one side.
-DX March 2002 - PSA 9.4, 5 of 10 cores positive - 30-50%.
-RP April 2002. PT3B N0 MX Gleason=7 (3+4), 75% left lobe; small focus right lobe.
-Post-surgery PSA low of 0.01; slow rise to 0.4 (August 2009).
-SRT Jan/Feb 2010. Enlarged lymph node near prostate bed targeted. Casodex 3 months during SRT
-PSA 0.00 Apr 2013; <0.02 Sep 2013 (new lab); Apr 2014 0.00