Hello, my name is Mat and I found out about
2 weeks ago that I have prostate cancer. I am just starting to investigate what treatment I should take, but from what I have read and the men I have talked to who have had both surgery and the seeds, I am strongly leaning toward the seeds and maybe follow up with external radiatiion. I would appreciate any input from others who have been through this. My stats and facts are as follows:
Age-66, very good health, walk 5 miles each day at a good pace, use a rowing machine and lift weights 5 days a week, 6’ 3”, 195 lbs. Never had a major illness
Family History of prostate or breast cancer-Both grandfathers had prostate cancer and one cousin so far.
PSA history was around 3 t 3.5 for many years then to 4.95, back to 4.8 and then this fall up to 6.6
Findings of the DRE - soft and no hard spots, not enlarged, ultra sound showed size at 19 cm
Number of needles in the biopsy - 8
Number of positive needles - 5
Percent cancer or volume in the needles. – less than 1/3 on any of them
City and Country of patient – Discovery Bay CA,
Any scans (Bone, CT, Etc.) none yet, I am under VA care from Palo Alto and San Francisco which has a prostate clinic and going for those test in the next couple of weeks.