Needinfo2, as far as "one or two" great treatment places goes, there are actually more than that. If you start by googling 'top 10 cancer centers', you'll be in good hands whichever of them you wind up at. You're right, it is overwhelming, both from the variety of opinions about
what is 'best' and from the sheer volume of information that is actually out there.
In reality, it comes down to choosing one of 3 basics, then it branches from there:
1. Active Surveillance. If your dad qualifies, and if he (and you) have the psychological makeup to handle it.
2. Surgery. Two basic types-
open or robotic. Either way, look for a surgeon with lots of experience at a top center.
3. Radiation. Again, two basic types-brachytherapy (seed implant) or external beam (one of several different types).
Once THAT first decision is made, then it's time to find the right team.
location, cost, reputation are the usual considerations.
You'll get there.
Age at Diagnosis: 56
Biopsy: 3 of 12, G3+3, all on LT side, 20%, 5%, 3%
Clinical Stage T1C
Bone Scan, CT scan negative for spread
RALP on 2/17/15, BJC St. Louis, Dr. Figenshau
No EPE, 20% organ involvement, g3+4 final
PSA 3/10/15: 0.10
My Story: www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=3300024