Hi Maria Teresa,
You might ask the following as well...
1> If you perform the procedure, will you be removing lymph nodes and testing them for cancer?
2> If the LN appear positive would you still remove the prostate?
3> Given your husbands Gleason, what additional therapies would you suggest after surgery?
Dr. Menon is one of the top surgeons in the world and I would guess the first two are yes and he may suggest HT and radiation on the last one.
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable. It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.