I too am in Chicago. I just had surgery and am 42 yo. Please feel free to contact me if you find yourself having to move forward with treatment. It was a shock to me and I'm hopeful for you with a PSA of 1.2 that your biopsy comes back negative.
It's a tough road, but one that early detection is the key. Email me if you want. My email is available on the site here.
Just click on my name and you'll get to it.
Gleason scores from 4 pathologies of the same biopsy with 2 of 12 cores positive for cancer (if this isn't confusing to the patient...):
1) both cores 3+4 (Weiss Memorial)
2) one 3+4 and one 3+3 (Univ. of Chicago Hosp.)
3) both cores 3+3 (Mass General Hosp.)
4) both cores 3+4 (Northwestern Memorial Hosp.)
9/17/07 - Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy Surgery at Northwestern Memorial in Chicago by Dr. William Catalona.
and the winner is...post op Gleason score of 3+4.
Good pathology report with negative margins, no seminal vesicale involvement, no lymphatic or vascular invasion, bladder and urethral free and tumor volume was 5% of 27.3g. Amazing how something so small can cause such problems!
9/27/07 - Catheter removal...let the games begin...