Hi prewitt: Go to your local bookstore and buy Dr. Peter Scardino's Prostate Book or Dr. Patrick Walsh's Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer. I found Scardino's book to be very uplifting. Lot's of info. and a very positive approach to dealing with this disease.
Be prepared to read the book(s) yourself and then highlight or relate the important stuff to your husband. For a lot of us guys, just getting the positive biopsy is tough and it's difficult to sit and read all about
PCa. It's a tough time for many-a-man. Thank God your man has you.
There are so many options for treatment. But if you do your research, you will decide on a treatment that you feel comfortable with.
Reach out for any resources available, including your local cancer society. In my case, the society put me in contact with a man who was unbelievably instrumental in my journey through this thing of ours.
Your husband's numbers sound very favorable.
Do the research. There are lots of people here for you.
Best to ya,
You'll get through this.
54 years old
PSA = First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1
Biopsy results 11/22/06 (6 out of 8 cores positive), both lobes, Gleason 3+3 = 6
Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007
Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.
First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07
Post Edited (PianoMan) : 8/26/2007 1:10:49 AM (GMT-6)