Welcome to our club that none of us wanted to join!
You know what they say about
opinions, everybody has one. You need to take some time to learn all your options and decide what is best for you. All treatment plans have side effects, some right away, others develop over time. As my urologist told me right after he gave me my diagnosis, "From this point on, your life is going to change".
The good news is you have time, PCa is a very slow growing cancer so weeks or months will not effect you much. Talk to several doctors and get second opinions.
As far as your comment about
"no symptoms", again welcome to the club.
Whatever treatment plan you choose, find the best doctor you can find. Many of us here know doctors all over the country to recommend so if you tell us what part of the country or what country you are in, maybe we can help.
My surgeon has done more Da Vinci surgeries than anyone in the world and he was located only 120 miles away. Many of us go across country to have the best we can get. Some travel to a different country. You only get one shot at this so take your time researching.
I had surgery and I was a Gleason 3+4=7 with 10 of 12 core positive. But that was my choice, you need to make your choice for you.
Good luck, we are here for you. As we say, "Knowledge is power!"
Bill from Florida
Age - 63
Feb. 2012 - PSA 18.5 Biopsy 4/27/12
Positive 10 of 12 cores, Gleason 6 then
Da Vinci Surgery 07/17/12, Dr. Vipul Patel
EPE, positive margins, Gleason 3+4=7, involving 50% of gland, prostate weight 57 g. Stage pT3a, Lymph node involvement: 0/4
All post-op PSA tests through 10/15/13 undetectable <0.1
PSA 1/15/14 0.1, 4/1/14 - <0.1
Still leaking, AUS AMS 800 installed 4/11/14