Jim Cain lives in California, USA. He was 74 when he was diagnosed in April, 2016. His initial PSA was 4.20 ng/ml, his Gleason Score was 6, and he was staged T2a. His choice of treatment was Surgery (Robotic Laparoscopic Prostatectomy). Here is his story.
My Gleason score was 4+3at initial biopsy. The second opinion from John Hopkins Lab was 3+3. I then had a guided MRI biopsy at UCLA with all samples at 3+3. I had 3 cores with cancer, 2 over 50%. After sessions with two surgeons and two radiation oncologists I with my wife decided on RP. My surgery was in 10/2016. I had negative margins and Gleason 3+3 biopsy of my removed prostate. I have had three PSA tests post surgery, two undetectable but the last one detectable at .02. I also had a Prolaris Test done on my removed prostate. It's result was a 23% chance of biochemical recurrence in ten years. I am mildly concerned about my next PSA test in 10/2017. I am on the three month schedule for PSA tests for the first two years after surgery. I am not sure that my cancer was cured with surgery. It took me 3.5 months to overcome incontinence.
Jim's e-mail address is: blue9207 AT hotmail.com (replace "AT" with "@")