Hi Tigers sorry you are having to deal with this. I think AS is definitely worth pursuing. However I would recommend some genetic tests off your biopsy slides. This will confirm the aggressiveness of the cancer and identify any genetic mutations or markers that may be useful. You can see two I used in my profile below,.but there are other good ones too. See this recently published article https://pcri.org/insights-blog/2015/8/5/the-prolaris-test-for-prostate-cancer-pt-2 Also a T3 MRI will locate tumor and rank it. There are plenty of successful AS guys out there. If you are going down that road you can't worry or be too anxious about
your test results. It will take all of the fun out of being on AS. Good Luck!
68 yrs., marathon runner, 34 of 44 3D-CRT/IMRT Radiation delivered via 3D-CRT in 1.8 Gy minimum dose fractions to a total of 79.2 Gy., 10.5.18. PSA .012, 8.12.18, 1.42 June 18, 2018 (Lupron 5.21.18 & 8.15.18), 12.7 May 2018, 13.7 Jan. 2018, 2.1 May 2012. SpaceOar 9.6.18, testosterone <.7, 8.15.18, Tot Mayo 19 ng .17 testosterone Free 6.18.18, Gleason 3+4=7 involving 15% of the right apex and 15% of the right mid, 3+3=6 prostate cancer involving 5% of the left base. Pathology interpretations by John Hopkins, UNM Cancer, and SF Path 3+4=7 or 4+3=7 MD Anderson Proton Center w/o %. T3 MRI w/ contrast 1.8 lesion left side 5P, Neg. Bone Scan. Prolaris test 3.5 consistent with intermediate and a PTEN test negative. Father PC age 78 RT & ADT now 93 yrs. Neurogenic bladder due to lumbar disk disease and recurrent bladder neck contracture with urinary retention man. 20 years doing catheterizations. TURP & scaring 2003, Finasteride 5 milligrams daily since 2002.
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