After following you on three websites for the past month, I would bet serious money that you will have surgery within the next 18 months.
You talk about AS, but I doubt that you see it as a solution.
ASA interesting comment. There is little doubt I am unsure about
the next steps. As of today, I plan to follow my Uros lead. I am not a person to try and predict the future. I will make a decision based on what I know and then go to the next decision point. Seems to me that most of the AS folks at some point have an intervention. So the delayed intervention is what I suspect will happen at some point.
Do you know of any studies that discuss average time on AS?
DenisThere are two long-term AS programs that publish regular results, JH and Sunnybrook. The selection criteria at JH is more rigid than Sunnybrooks', so their results are different.
I believe that about
a third of JH's enrollees drop out within five years (some due to choice, some due to upgrades), but that fifty percent were still in the program at 15 years. Sunnybrook's numbers were not as good.
DOB: May 1944
In AS program at Johns Hopkins
Five biopsies from 2009 to 2014. The third and fourth biopsies were positive with one core and three cores <5% and G 3+3. Fifth biopsy was negative.
OncotypeDX: 86 percent chance of PCa remaining indolent
August 2015: tests are stable; no MRI or biopsy this year for my AS program
August 2016: MRI unchanged from 2/2014; PSA=3.9; FPSA= 26; PHI =28