There is also Proton Therapy which has proven to be very effective, if not more so than some of the other methods. I struggled between Proton Therapy and Surgery. As you can see below, I chose surgery, but it was a difficult decision. There are many factors that go into making your decision, even beyond your favorable gleason and PSA scores. Keep us posted on your process and keep the questions coming. All of here have been through the decision process and will offer whatever support we can.
Bluebird, the moderator, might be able to advise how to link to the post I wrote on my decison process.
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Started by: 41diagnosed
10-16-07 So here's how the games have been going...
09-28-07 On the road to recovery...
07-11-07 Just getting started
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...
Post Edited By Moderator (bluebird) : 11/15/2007 10:50:34 PM (GMT-7)