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Low Risk Diagnosed

Posted 05 Oct 2017 at 09:37

I am 67 and I lost my wife 2 years ago to cancer, and now have just been diagnosed with Low Risk Localised Prostrate Cancer.

MRI showed no definite tumour

PSA on 18/08/2016 was 7.81, and on 1/8/17 was 4.74

Histology on 22nd/8/2017 confirmed as Gleason Score 6 in 1 out of 13 cores

T0, N0, M0.

I have been recommended to see specialists to find out about three options: surgery, external beam radiotherapy and Brachytherapy, but the hospital is advising Active Monitoring at this point, an option i think I will take.

It is not life threatening at present, and am aware many more here in a far worse position than myself.

Look forward to using this forum.



Edited by member 05 Oct 2017 at 12:12  | Reason: Not specified

Posted 05 Oct 2017 at 12:16

Hello Pat and welcome to the site.

Condolences on the passing of your wife two years ago.

You are in the fortunate position of having low risk PC, Gleason of 6 being very good for you!.

I assume you are currently on Active Surveillance?

Yes, there are many on here much worse off than you or indeed my husband, but the common denominator is Prostate Cancer, which alters life for most of us.

What we do best on here is support each other and though you too are in an enviable situation, much like my husband (although he started off with Gleason 3+4 and a PC of 6.3. What was your PSA if you don't mind me asking.) we are all in it together.

Good to meet you even if it isn't in the best of places.

Best Wishes


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Posted 05 Oct 2017 at 12:22

Hi Sandra,

Thank you for your reply and kind comments.

I have not seen the cancer specialists yet, but am almost certainly going to go for Active Surveillance.

PSA on 18/08/2016 was 7.81, and on 1/8/17 was 4.74


Posted 05 Oct 2017 at 17:07

Pat, I'm sure you've made the right decision. Very likely you will never need treatment, lucky man!


Posted 05 Oct 2017 at 18:30
Hi Pat

Just taking the opportunity to say "Hello" and offer a bit of support.

I agree with Auld Codger that you have made a good choice given your current situation. The main thing is that you are comfortable with your decision.

All the best,


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