FIRST:: read the first post in this section. Previous poster, jasper, is an example of where surgery may not be a good choice. Low grade 3+3 then surgeon left 2 positive margins. That means cancer may have been left behind after surgery.
First, I don't appreciate being used as an example "where surgery may not be a good choice".
Use yourself, not me to sell your preferred treatment option.
1. My biopsy prior to surgery was 3+4. Pathology on the removed prostate downgraded this to 3+3
2. I am almost 2 yrs post surgery and psa has remained to date in the 0.02-0.03 range.
3. I have no regrets doing surgery. I made my decision and I am happy with it.
4. My surgery was not a failure as you seem to imply.
5. I am happy with my treatment.
To fountain. Get advise from more than one specialist re: surgery or radiation. Raise your concerns with them and ask their opinion.
Be careful, on reading some comments here that insist of "selling" one option. Rely on a few specialists - oncologist/urologist before making a decision.
2017: PSA 4.4, family history.MRI->lesions indicated.
Biopsy:carcinoma several cores, Gleason 3+4
open prostatectomy -> hist. report: pT2c, 2 pos margins. Gleason revised down to 3+3.
Navic. fossa stricture likely from catheter-> dilations ->urethroplasty op. 2018
PSA: Post surgery-Present: 0.01,0.012,0.025,0.03,0.02,0.03