you "just want it out". I get that. I think the majority of us felt that way in the beginning. I know I did at first until my surgeon explained to me that my cancer was most likely out of the capsule and that if I chose surgery I would most likely also need radiation which could lock in long term side effects.
I won't repeat anything JNF said but I think anyone needing treatment should very carefully try to understand what he is saying.
if you are committed to surgery just know there's a very good chance you will need further treatment. with what I know now I would be talking to a radiation oncologist and about
thresholds for further treatment, and stick to them no matter what my mind is telling me should my PSA start rising post surgery.
I do believe those periods of indecision and denial when doing incremental treatment can make the difference between "cure" and metastatic disease, and I do believe I've witnessed it right here on this board during the years that I've been here.
good luck to you!
age - 63
12/09 - PSA 6.8
G7 - 3+4 - all 12 cores pos
HT, BT, IGRT
6/18 - 8-year post treatment PSA .1!
PSAs .2, .3, .2, .3, .2, .1, .2, .2, .1, .1, .1, .1, .1/instagram.com/edraderphotography/