Hi all special people:
I was recently diagnosed with PC. What a shock! I am a 51 year old in reasonably good health. 11 of 13 core samples were positive. I had a biopsy due to an elevated PSA. My Psa was 7.7 and my Gleason score was 6. The cancer cannot be detected by a DRE and the stage was give as pT1c.
Has anyone out there had a similar diagnosis and what treatment did you choose? This is a real dilemma as you all know I am sure. My main concern is curing the PC and doing as little collateral damage as possible. I would like to keep my potency, so I guess that is why I am leaning towards the brachytherapy. On the other hand the surgery (nerve sparing) offers a slightly better cure rate, but not much (about 7% better).
I would very much like to hear from anyone who has had brachytherapy around my age and surgery around my age and what their experiences were. I hope that I choose the right treatment and can put this bad dream behind me.