I was in a very similar situation and glad I chose robotic surgery, because I wanted to get that cancer OUT! My surgery and post operative recovery has gone very well - working on the erection issue, but that has never been priority one. I probably wouldn't be still thinking about
PC except that my post surgical pathology report was something I never expected. Even my radiologist, who initially encouraged the seed therapy, agreed that because of what was found, it was a good idea to get rid of it. Now I'm continuing to attack it aggressively, comencing adjuvant hormone and radiation therapy. Hopefully by the one year anniversary of diagnosis in November, I can feel good that the probability is high that it's really gone, and I can look forward to many more years cancer free.
Good luck with your decision and treatment.
PSA 4.7 (up from 3.2 one year ago)
Biopsy November 8, 2006
1 of 10 cores positive 5% LEFT Side
2 others questionable (small gland proliferation)
Robotic surgery January 19, 2007
Post Surgery Pathology
Stage T3a, Gleason 3+4, positive margins and
capsular penetration RIGHT Side
Post Surgery PSA: March 5: 0.01
5 month PSA, June 13, 2007: 0.08
Adjuvant therapy began June 26 with Zoladex injection
Radiation to commence in late August