Hello Emma and welcome to the site
My husband also went on AS for a year at the end of which his PSA had crept up a bit so when he was 72 it was decided to go for low dose brachytherapy.
Mart hasn't reached that stage yet and at 48 I think he is wise to leave things as they are until such time as a decision needs to be made.
During AS he will be under the hospital's care and as soon as there is change the will know. They obviously agree that he is suitable for AS.
Try and relax about it. Hard to do I know but at this stage of your lives you need to be getting on and enjoying it.
If Mart is a good candidate for AS then he will also be a good candidate for most of the treatments currently available and AS gives you both time to assess your lives and what you want to get out of it .
I suppose what I'm saying is Don't Panic. Just because the word is cancer doesn't mean it's the end of your world.
Keep posting if it helps you come to terms with the situation, but I'm sure as that as time goes on you will relax about it all.
We can't control the winds - but we can adjust our sails
Thanked 1 time
Thanks Lynda, really appreciate you taking the time to reply. I hope your husband is doing well. We had a good meeting with a surgeon and radiologist last week and they all seemed to think that AS was the right course of action so I feel a lot calmer since then.
Thanks Sandra, really appreciate your reply
I'm a bloke
In active surveillance for 3 years as relatively young- 60
PSA rising every quarter and last week jumped to 14.5 and my urologist thinks its time for radical treatment. But this is an over treated disease historically.
All I would say is that there is no definite PSA level at which to panic and opt for radical treatment; no consultant I've spoken to can produce any evidence. So the risk is it escaping into lymph or bladder. But everything I've been told is that its slow moving so the MRI should help a lot.
Advice- dangerous from a layman. Is insist on annual MRI
Thanked 1 time
Emma, your husband has the least amount of PCa that it is possible to have. Less than one core is zero. If there is a genetic disposition to the disease, it is very good news to have identified it so early, before it can cause any harm. I advise you to get on with your lives, put this in the background, make sure you both stay fit and healthy and await any developments, of which there may be none!