I just got back from my follow up and both my CAT scan and bone csan are clear so everything is confined to the prostate. The cancer is stage 1 but it's in a lot of places. 6 of the 10 cores sample were positive and covered 4 different areas. This dr. recommended the surgery. i'm going to see another dr, on friday. If he concurs, I'm moving ahead. I just want to deal with it and get better. I know I'll hit some rough spots emotionally because it seems to come and go, but right now I'm enjoying the fact that my scans were clear.