The doc's I consulted with during my time in your shoes ... even they all had different takes on, "If they were me..." what they'd do....with suprising results.
Dr. Partin, JH Prostate surgeon..."If it were me, I'd go downstairs and have seeds put in". When I told him the radiologists had already nixed that idea because pre-existing flow problems, it pizzed him off and said, "What a bunch of balogny! Can't have seeds in my own hospital!!"..... then proceeded to give me the names and numbers of radiologists around town to go see.
The radiologist that read my slides said...."If it were me, I'd leave it alone. I wouldn't want ANYBODY messin' with my prostate if it looked like this!"
My diagnosing Uro, upon giving me my biopsy results, had already enrolled me in his local AS program. "I've had cancer already. I'm not scared of this". One confirmatory blind 12 core biopsy at 12 mos. 3 mo. PSA checks. Then one blind biopsy every 3 years until age 70. That was the extent of it.
The RO I spoke with at UCLA told me...."I don't care what you do with it. Just treat it is all I care about
. And soon!"
The head of the Oncology Dept. at Mt. Sinai laid out all options as being available to me. With one caveat....."No AS for you. You just don't have the personality for it".
Where you are....it's a crazy place to be. was for me anyhow. I cancelled one SBRT appt. and 2 or 3 sugeries. On one of them....I was all the way inside the operating room, laying on the table. Before they put me under....I left.
A part of me believes that, in the end, I may have chosen surgery just so I could be knocked out for the few hours it takes to operate....just to give my mind some rest from it all.
PSA 2010 thru 2014...4.0 +/- .7
Dx 12/14 @ 56 yo...2 cores G6 <5%, 1 core G6 20%, 1 core HGPIN.
RALP 11/25/15...3+4. 3-5 mm lateral margin (depending on who you ask). 15% involvement pT2+ PSA's 01/16 .01 04/16 .00 07/16 .00 10/16 .01 01/17 .01
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