Sep 05, 2007 - 11:11 am
I learned on August 2 that I have Pca with a Gleason grade of 6 (3+3). One core of 12 was positive for adenacarcinoma (results were reviewed by Johns-Hopkins as well). Had second opinion yesterday in Portland, ME -- GREAT doc who has done 100+ robotic prostatectomies. Seeking 3rd opinion in Bangor, ME this Friday (I fired my first urologist!). Any thoughts on "active surveillance" vs. doing surgery now? Doc told me yesterday that there is a VERY recent movement to consider active surveillance, but I'm not fond of the idea of leaving any cancer in me for any period of time in the future. Comments?