Welcome aboard, glad you found us so quickly.
I am sure my wife and I will always remember the day I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. Kind feels like a punch in the stomach when you didn't expect it.
I was 61 years old when I got the news. My Gleason score was a solid 3+3=6, PSA of 18.5 and 10 of 12 core were positive. Guess what? I never had any symptoms at all. It was found during a routine physical.
I had robotic surgery (DaVinci) and after the pathology report it came back at Gleason 3+4=7. The good thing about
surgery is you get a pathology report and get a true picture of what was going on.
The good news is YOU DO HAVE TIME! Don't rush things. Your husband is in good shape to have many choices of treatments. They all have side effects so you will both need to investigate what is the best plan for you both. When you do decide what plan, it is a great relief.
We usual suggest you purchase Dr. Patrick Walsh's book, Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer. The 3rd Edition just came out. Most libraries have it if you want to pick it up there now but do purchase one for your end table. You will pick it up many times to understand this disease.
We are all here for you both. We are
open 24/7 and have members from all over the world so if you have a question or you just want to vent, come back often.
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, 6/24 - 0.1
AUS AMS 800 installed 4/11/14 finally dry