You sound like a young feller still puttin around on a sportster at 72! That's great and very inspiring! It sounds like we have a few bikers in our forum family! My husband has a 1948 panhead that is his pride and joy and that he has rode all over the country. I just take short rides with him as I'm not all that fond of a hard tail!
We were told that if your older and not expected to live much longer because of other health issues, then radiation or harmone therapy may be better and not as hard on you as a surgery might be.
However, If you have longevity in your genes biker90, surgery may be something to consider. We have a neighbor about your age, 75 actually, whose family members almost always live into their ninety's. For that reason, he and his wife chose surgery and he did very well with it and they are extremely happy with their choice.
Write down your questions as they come for your doctor and learn all you can in the meantime. You will make the right decision for you. We will all be here with and for you and yours whenever you need us.
Best of luck to you,
Husband diagnosed May 2006 at age 50. RRP performed 13 July 06.
PSA 5.7, Gleason 3+4=7, Staged T2C, Cancer confined to prostate.
His father diagnosed at age 62 and is currently a 13 year survivor!