Hi Sorry you find yourself here.
I would agree that now is the time for treatment with a 4+3. They would be doing you a disservice offering further surveillance I think. Active surveillance is only normally advised up to 3+4 ( and regarded as favourable i.e low volume and looks to be well contained away from the edges.
The decision on treatment is not easy as differing treatments seem to have similar outcomes but of course side effects need to be taken into account. We chose surgery as we wanted to know exactly how much of the prostate was involved and whether the Gleason score was confirmed.
We live in Northamptonshire so feel free to read Tony's profile. If you opt for surgery you will have it at Leicester General unless you opt for somewhere else. I think Radiotherapy is done at Northampton.
Tony had a very capable surgeon although he is not one of the big names and we are happy enough with the outcome as he had negative margins and PSA undetectable so far after 2 years. We were given the difficult choice whether to spare the nerves or not as some of the tumour was close to the edge. (Hindsight is a marvellous thing but we have no regrets as some men still have permanent Erectile dysfunction even when they are spared)
Everyone is different though and some are lucky with very little or no side effects after a time.
Good luck with whatever treatment option you go for.
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