Well I got the news today...it's P/C. I'm 53 and have no idea where to turn or what to do first.
My urologist said only one of the ten biopsies taken revealed cancer cells. He said since the Gleason score was 7 ( 3+4 ) and my PSA was 4.1, that he strongly recomended Radical Prostatectomy with nerve preservation if possible. My pelvic exam and bone scan were negative. He further stated since he only performed an average of six prostatectomys annually, mostly on older candidates, he would suggest I go to Emery in Atlanta, Georgia ( 250 miles away) for the most experienced surgeons. He also suggest I talk with a Radiation oncologist before I go to Atlanta to discuss before and after Radiation theropy options.
I would like to hear from anyone who had a Radical Prostatectomy at Emery. Any suggestions on the types of surgeries available would be helpful. Website address' on this subject needed.