It's been a while. I'm doing well. After several years of treatment and even more years now in remission I am approaching year 10 in pretty good shape. A lot of people know me here and know my dad has been running a high PSA and Dx of local prostate cancer at G6. He's 82. 79 at Dx.
When I was diagnosed I was a 44yo guy with advanced PCa. No family history. Well it's my dad's turn. So woohoo at least he had family history? He has to jump off active surveillance and into a therapy choice. Now I pointed out his age. The thing is that he's a very active guy. Swims a mile a day and golfs like a 14 handicap. His PSA is on a high doubling rate now and it's time to head it off.
I recommended that he look at all options and I suggested that brachytherapy and stereotactic approaches might be right for him. He has a history with diverticulitis and EBRT might be a bit risky. I led with surgery and I still believe that was a best choice for me. But my dad is enjoying life and I think with his normal sized prostate he'll do well with leading with radiation.
To all...Make educated decisions. Share and compare. This is not a race! It's a brotherhood. And in my case I little closer.
Peace to all. And a very Merry Christmas!