Hi, Sluggo and Biker. Glad you found this place. Sluggo, you are so right. ED worries aren't just for the young-uns! Let's hope it's always that way.
Biker - Treatment options are not more varied for the younger men - it depends more on health and status of the cancer than age, I think. We, for instance, were not candidates for seeding because of where they thought the initial cancer spot was located. We were good candidates for surgery (and what we believed would be total removal and cure), but we met with an oncologist and a surgeon before making that decision. Even more important, do your research. Each practitioner is going to point and/or pressure you in their direction, anyway, and may leave out some of the "important" facts.
Sluggo - we were very impressed with the explanation and cure rates of your choice of treatment. We were not impressed with the "great" oncologist who presented it. We will not hesitate to go that route if needed down the road, for sure!
Husband age 65
PSA on 5/1/06: 4.2 (had doubled in 13 mos. and rising monthly)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06
T2a (at biopsy)
T4c (at pathology) w/cancer cell leakage into fatty tissue
Post-Surgical PSA on 10/3/06 - undetectable!
Update: 11/1/06 - perhaps bladder neck involvement; 30%-50% chance of recurrence
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly for now