Jan 21, 2012 - 8:47 pm
Seeking opinions on my current choice of treatments. Age 48. Current PSA 42. Biopsy done in Dec. Fourteen samples taken, seven from each lobe. All positive for cancer. Second pathology lab confirmed. Clinical stage T2b/c. Prostate volume 43 percent. Gleason score 9 (5+4). No metastasis found yet. Dye enhanced CT scan, bone scan and spinal x-rays tests all ready done after the PSA and PCA3+ tests. prostascint test scheduled. After researching treatment options with my urologists and on line, I have decided to treat this disease aggressively. I am aggressive by nature and in excellent health outside of the prostate cancer. I have started management treatment of hormone therapy to try and stop the growth. I am considering also having a cure treatment of radical/open prostatectomy. I am aware of the possible/probable side effects. Second opinion doctor visit at the Mayo clinic next week. Has anybody tried these blended treatment options? What were your results? If interested my full story is in CSN under member user name halfwayhome.