Feb 05, 2006 - 4:02 pm
Last month I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Since 2003 my PSA has risen from a 3.8 to a 6.1 and I have a gleason score of 8. My biopsy showed cancer in all of the six samples taken. My urologist recommended a laparoscopy prostatectomy with possible removal of the lymph nodes depending on what they find. (with possible radiation and hormone treatment after) When I went for a second opinion, a radiation oncologist felt he could cure the cancer with a combination of radiation and hormone therapy for two years. Since both may involve radiation and hormone treatments anyway, I am not sure which is better. I of course want to decide on the best solution with the best outcome, but it seems the more research and consultations I receive, the less certain I feel. I was suppose to undergo surgery in a about a week. Any advice or personal insights? Any feedback would be helpful. Thank you.