Research shows that a confirmed gleason 6 PC will never metastasize so there is no danger of this spreading beyond the prostate. In fact, I've heard suggestions from researchers that Doctors should stop calling G6 cells 'cancer.' Until it causes symptoms, there is no reason to treat. Under a AS protocol, there will be routine PSA tests, scans and a repeat biopsy in a couple of years to verify that a high G-score hasn't shown up. Treatment can traumatic and cause more problems than the PC growth. The only real danger with PC is getting a met, once it's out of the prostate, you've got trouble.
Buy, your low PSA, and G6 suggest it's still contained and until your get prostate problem there's no reason to let the docs damage your body.
PC isn't like other cancers, it's slow and can take years (decades) to grow.
Confused is the normal state for the newly diagnosed. Best thing you can do now is learn everything you can. Check out the sticky threads at the top of the forum, ask questions and if you want there are a few informative books out there. Knowledge is the only way to defeat fear and doubt.
Others will be along soon with more info and possibly links to the research and info in AS programs. If you're willing, tell us what part of the world you're in and the folks here can suggest good programs for you to check out.
Hang in there and ask all the questions you have, we're here most days,
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Age 56, 52 at DX
4.2 10/11, 1.9 6/12, 1.2 12/12, 1.0 5/13, .6 11/13,
.7 5/14, .5 10/14, .5 4/15, .3 10/15, .3 4/16
2 out of 14 cores positive
Treatment IGRT - 2/2012My latest blog post