Thank you to those who have replied to my question, which I asked on Carl M's thread.
Upon advice I have started my own thread.
To re-iterate, I am 49 years young, diagnosed with a Gleason 6 in July 2018. I had the MRI before the biopsy. 8 of the 15 cores taken in the biopsy were cancerous, spread across both halves of the prostate = T2a I believe.
I have met the Brachy surgeons and the RALP surgeon, but Retzuis sparing is not available at my local hospital (but is at one not too far away). I have no medical insurance.
I have been offered Active Surveillance, but because of the high volume of infected cells both sets of surgeons suggested I would have to have to under go some form of treatment within 2 years. As I am relatively fit, and not known for my patience, I would like to get on with some form of treatment now.
Initially I was leaning towards Brachy ( a friend had it 15 years ago and is very happy with the outcome). However I am concerned about a return of cancer to my prostate in future years ( I hope to have 20+ more years) and if I have Brachy now future options are more limited.
So now I am looking at the surgery, but do not like some of the side effects.
Retzuis sparing seems a good alternative, but one surgeon I spoke to was concerned that working in such a small space was difficult, and he had some concerns about removing all the neck of the prostate when using this method.
Incontinence is the biggest worry, if I am honest.
So the 2 questions I have are:
please could persons share their experience's/knowledge of Retzuis sparing prostate removal, in as much detail as is allowed on this forum (but I will happily private message anyone at a later date).
If I opt for the traditional RALP, with a good surgeon, will I experience some form of incontinence, and if so for how long ?
Thanks to all for your time, and I hope you all return to a clean bill of health soon.