Apr 02, 2007 - 10:31 pm
Well, I am 52 years old and was told I had prostate cancer first week of Jan07.PSA 5.8 Gleason 6 and stage T2A or T1C depending on physician I talked to. My father died of the disease in 1994 after 5 years of living with it. Believe me, to die from prostate cancer is a nasty painful way to go. Well i've gotten 3 opinions and decided on Da vinci laproscopic. Going under the knife on May 10th. I changed my mind every day it seems. (lol)Something tells me that within 10 years, surgery will not be the gold standard. There will be new and less invasive ways of treating it. If you are newly diagnosed I can only say, take your time and read as much as you can. Every case is different and only you can decide whats best for yourself. YANA is a good site to read about patients and their stories and progress reports. Good Luck to all and keep the faith.
ps I hope that I don't develope ED from surgery.