Jun 22, 2011 - 5:21 pm
I am in the stressful process of deciding what to do-expectant management, operation, or radiation.
PSA doubled in a year=3.9 to 8.8 then went down to 7.3. Free PSA .11%. First biopsy one atipical cell. 2nd biopsy normal. 3rd biopsy at Mayo (31 samples)=canser in one sample only, <5% of the one sample, right lobe. GS 3+3+6. Prostate volume 36cc. No lumps can be felt so stage T1c. I am 65 and in good health.
1) I am strongly leaning toward the robotic operation, any sugestions?
2) Dr Igor Frank is my doctor at Mayo Rochester. I have only heard very good things about him. Does anyone out there have anything good or bad to say about Dr Frank.?
3) Dr Frank estimates 50/50 for potency after the operation but he said I would have about a 98% chance to have a sex life after the operation with injections. Can anyone tell me how penile injections before sex worked for them?
I never thought I would be asking these questions but it is what it is.