Hi. My 43yo husband had no symptoms or family history and his prostate is not enlarged. He had a PSA test before a hernia operation in Jan 07 and it came back 7.4, five weeks later it was 8.6. Biopsy last week showed cancer in 6 of 12 samples (percentages 5, 7, 30, 35, 40 and 50), with 5 of the 6 on the left side. His Gleason is 3+4=7, clinical stage is T1c-Def.
We are trying to gather all the info and boy there's a lot out there! His urologist only does the open surgery and said my husband isn't a good candidate due to the hernia mesh. He set us up for appointments with a radiology oncologist at Providence Holy Cross MC in Valencia, and with a surgeon at City of Hope in Duarte. We will listen to what they say, maybe get another opinion elsewhere while gathering more info online. At this point we're thinking laparoscopy, probably robotic, and have checked out City of Hope's website plus some others.
Has anyone heard about laparoscopy when there's a hernia mesh?