Diagnosed 3/11 with Gleason 6, T1c, 2 of 12 cores positive 10%, PSA 14. Age 62.
After much research on these forums, reading posts regarding all options and after much prayer, decided to go with CK in Lafayette, Co even though my Kaiser insurance did not cover. My only options with Kaiser were 40 treatments of radiation or DaVinci robot with a moderately experienced surgeon. My 5 treatments were every other day ending on July 6.
First 3 month PSA is 2.6. At least it is in the right direction!!!! Does anyone know if supplements are of any benefit to what I have left of a prostate?
My understanding in that it will take up to a year or more to reach a nadir however Kaiser indicates that "normal" PSA for my age is 0.6-4.5. I have seen where scores above 2 cause a concern for biopsy. What is an acceptable score for post CK and why does Kaiser think that 4.5 is acceptable? I went over 10 years with steady PSA of 8 but there was no concern by the urologist until it got to 10 in February and then 14 in March.
As stated by others, the mode that you choose is always personal and must be right for you.
I am glad that I went with CK. My side effects were burning, frequency and urgency for two weeks. I still have erections but very little ejaculate. Incontinence is minimal and infrequent, but it does occur. I do find that when I run or walk for a long time, there is some discharge from the rear end. I'm not sure if that is related to CK but it didn't start until recently.
Thanks to all of you for the support and I hope that I can be of some help to those who will face the beast.