I highly recommend going with the surgery. As you can see by my signature line, I was very similar to you at diagnosis, but went with the surgery. I was very surprised at my post surgery pathology report, but at least I know how much cancer I have/had. Now I'm going with my plan B, adjuvant radiation with hormones. I always go back to the quote from my surgeon after he told me of the pathology report, "The best news is it's sitting in a jar of formaldeheide somewhere!"
Good luck with your decision.
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