Thought I'd start a separate thread for this, because I'd welcome advice.
Final results of template biopsy: 32 cores taken, 18 show Gleason 3+3, one shows Gleason 3+4. The rest are clear. (Ie 56% show cancer, 44% clear.) Various scans (mpMRI and CT) show no lymph node involvement and a skeletal scan MRI for bone mets was negative, so I've been graded as T2C N0 M0. The slight cause for concern is my PSA of 32.
The urologist this morning said that RARP was on offer if I wanted it, but with a PSA as high as mine he has a suspicion that I may perhaps have microscopic traces of cancer in the lymph nodes, so he said that if it were him personally, he'd go down the other road, which is HT+RT, because RT can irradiate a wider area.
I'm seeing the oncologist next Monday to discuss the RT route, which is very much what I'm leaning towards. The urologist suggested that I ask the onco about having a PSMA PET scan, which might give more information about whether or not there is any lymph node involvement.
He said he thought that, although I've very few signs of aggressive cancer, he didn't think AS was a sensible choice for me.
My slight concern about RT is that I'm 56, so long-term effects are a potential issue for me.