Thanks for re-joining the board. I hope you'll share your experience. Before I go further I want to make a point.
1. I also am probably changing my urologish. he simply has a poor bedside manner. Why is this important? Well, IMHO it reflects on his ability to listen. Listen to who? Well, I'm only the patient and probably really don't know that much. But I wonder, does he listen to his support staff? His surgical assistant? His radiological oncologist, if they are working together on the brachytherapy? The point is, I'm directing my own research for treatment and will choose to go elsewhere for treatment.
So, while you came on strong in the summer, I understand your reaction.
Now, I'm working on my plan and my choices and will probably go da vinci. Seems like the best option. I'd appreciate you sharing your experience and thinking on this topic.
But share only what feels right.
PSA 3.76, Gleason 6, T1c, scans negative
psa doubling time 35 months
Still researching and deciding treatment options. Leaning towards da vinci robotic.