You're hearing some good things, and it sounds like you've already taken a few good steps. I'm a list maker, so my list of suggestions, in order, goes something like this:
Get your slides off for second opinion from Epstein at JH. AFTER you get the response, then you'll know what you're dealing with.
You have a contact at Brigham in Boston. Use her to help you navigate their system. Get down there and get appointments for consultation with the various experts there. Remember, specialists are good at what they do, and are less knowledgeable about
other treatments. In short, don't ask a surgeon about
brachytherapy or a radiation oncologist about
Get yourself a large accordion pleat type folder. Get copies of everything. Take a notebook and pen to all meetings and ask questions. It helps to take someone with you to take notes, because the information dump is massive.
With a G8, you'll have to do something, so get all the information you can and make a rational decision that works for you. Always ask about
side effects and understand that it's not entirely predictable what the actual side effects you'll have.
The good news is.."cure" is a real word. It's possible, maybe even likely. Focus on that idea.
Age at Diagnosis: 56
Biopsy: 3 of 12, G3+3, all on LT side, 20%, 5%, 3%
Clinical Stage T2C
Bone Scan, CT scan negative for spread
RALP on 2/17/15, BJC St. Louis, Dr. Figenshau
58.5g, G3+4, 20%, 4 quadrants involved
PSA 3/10/15: 0.10
My Story: www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=3300024