I am of the view that the treatment is often worse than the condition and and life with PCa isnt always a big bad scary thing.
I am not phased by having it
We all die one day and yes I would prefer to die peacefully in my sleep or making love to the chimes of the church bells but not realising the fire engine was going past
I dont want to be over treated and I want to live a life with sex still in it until I eventually make that choice.
Yes I am young fit and active.
I dont smoke or drink to excess,not over weight and am often told I could pass for being 15 years younger than I am, both mentally and physically
If I knew what was going to kill me then maybe I would have a different approach
I want to see my Grandchildren grow up
My only child is 8 years old so I need to be around for another 30 or so years
my biopsies showed:
biopsy 1 out of 12 less than 10% in 2 cores gleason 3+4
MRI shows small lesion close to edge of the prostate
Biopsy2 post MRI focussing on lessions 18 cores all negative
Biopsy 3 Trans-pirineal MRI guided 22 cores 4 with 5% or less gleason 3+3
MDT Call the near to the edge as a possible T3 but to me near means still contained so t2 with pedominantly very low volume gleason 3
22 cores =2200 (as a percentage) 4 cores with less than 5% = 20 In my ratonal way of looking at it that means less than 1% of volume in a MRI targetted biopsy is gleason 3
I have asked for the first biopsy to be looked at again and checked for its grading
Only downer is that my PSA has risen from 4 to 6.1 in 31/2 years
Am I being a fool and playing with my life for "a leg over" no offence intended to any lady readers
What studies are available surrounding active surveillance???