Robo C lives in Georgia, USA. He was 59 when he was diagnosed in June, 2016. His initial PSA was 6.43 ng/ml, his Gleason Score was 8, and he was staged Unknown. His choice of treatment was Surgery (Robotic Laparoscopic Prostatectomy). Here is his story.
Diagnosed June 3 2016. One of of ten core samples cancer. 4+4 6% of biopsy length. Gleason 4 100% of tumor volume. PSA 6.43. Ct and bone scan negative. Urologist gave me choices and recommended surgery, which I was leaning towards. Had consultations with surgeon, who recommended I consult with radiation oncologist before deciding on surgery. My wife and I had made our minds up to take prostate out. Biggest reason was the Gleason score 8, even that it was just one core. In 2012 I had surgery for diverticulitis with colostomy, had reconnected and colostomy take down 3 months later. Because of the scar tissue from those surgeries I now may not be candidate for prostate removal. Surgeon is sending me to radiation oncologist. What I'm beginning to understand is the I maybe rushing-and should have seen oncologist, and got their opinion. Is it true that surgery and radiation maybe same as far as outcome, that the only difference is the side effects. I really wanted the surgery and take it out. Doctor said it's a psychological thing. Also should I ask for an MRI?
Robo's e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org