Once a biopsy shows cancer there isn't much use in another biopsy unless its for some other kind of test. Perhaps have it read by another pathologist if you aren't sure about
the current one.
As soon as I got that message from my doc, I wanted it out. So one month to the day after the diagnosis I had
open surgery. Now if it comes back I can still do radiation if needed. I believe in keeping as many options
open as possible. I chose
open surgery instead of robotic because I had lots of confidence in the surgeon. He did a masterful job. I was continent the day after the catheter came out and am conquering ED with the help of drugs. I had very little pain after the surgery and was up and walking the day after. I went back to work teaching school 3 weeks after the surgery.
There are lots of options for treatment. You are doing research and taking control of your future. Thats a big hurdle. Now be patient, study, ask questions and make a decision.
Good luck and please stay with us...
Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Pathological stage: T2C. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
PSAs from 1/3/07 - 7/18/07 0.00.
T level on 4/2/07 - 48 On 7/16/07 - 613
Started Tri-Mix on 8/7/07. .02 ml and 50 mg Viagra. It works!!!
Next PSA and T tests on 10/17/07
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."