Chip - I think you may be getting ahead of yourself. You don't have much of a problem right now. Gleason 6 (3+3) is not even considered a real cancer problem by some and so far, you don't even have much of it.
Yep, that is sorta my coping method and I know I do it. Sorta want to plan with an over the horizon look but I know it can also go a lot of different ways so not always smart. Thanks for the frank course correction. That actually gave me a lot of peace over the weekend to where I barely thought about
it and it was a very nice reprieve!
I'd be interested to hear more about
G6 "not even considered a real cancer problem..." The reason I say that is they definitely found carcinoma cells so that has my attention. I guess what you may be saying is they found mine so early my "risk" level is greatly reduced? Perhaps...
As far as TURP contraindications to specific prostate treatments, that will be a subject for the doctors you see at that time. Low dose brachytherapy (seeds) has been around for a long time and is practiced by specialists who may have different views on whether it works well with TURP patients or not and what precautions need to be taken. Personally, I would look at some of the newer treatment schemes if you ever get to that point.
Funny you should say that. I was researching T3
open MRI machines in S FL and discovered a Prostate Cancer treatment center in Delray, FL, only about
20 miles from me, that does laser ablation and it is outpatient and no side effects. They claim it is really effective and gives very low side effects compared to surgery or radiation. Not sure of the long term effectiveness but it is definitely something I am going to check into if/when I need treatment.https://sperlingprostatecenter.com/focal-laser-ablation-new-york-city/
Look under the threads by "theswan" if you want to read a long story about prostate issues and treatments.
Thanks, I will check it out.