My husband was diagnosed Friday after a biopsy on 2/9. His gleeson is a 3+3 or 6. Prostate size is 27mm (not enlarged). Only 1 of 12 samples positive, one other one is suspicious. PSA was as high as 4.3, it came down to 3.8 recently. I was shocked his biopsy came back positive.
Our urologist is doing HIFU in mexico, or can do DaVinci robotic procedure here. He also wants us to get a second opinion. He also referred us to a radiation oncologist to talk about that option.
At first we were all for the HIFU, but the more I read the more I think 'buyer beware'. The DaVinci sounds great, but spoke with a friend whose husband had it 9 months ago and he is impotent.
I never realized how frustrating this disease could be. At least if a woman has a hysterectomy for cancer she can still be continent and have sex. This is such a blow to a man to have to look at the potential for side effects!
Can people post here and tell me pros and cons of DaVinci vs. HIFU, particularly, your own experiences and results (are you incontinent or impotent after the procedure)?? I am also looking for statistical data but haven't found too much on the web.
Since I am a RN my hubbie wants me to do the research and then give him info and he'll make final decision. I just want him to not have any regrets about what he chooses.
We do feel so very blessed this was caught so early!!