What a wonderful support group!
I am posting some questions on behalf of a friend who recently had a Prostate Cancer diagnosis.
I hope some members may be able to share their experience.
1. Have any members had a Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy at Age 75 or older? This has been offered.
2. Did you have weigh up competing treatment options i.e. between Radiation and Surgery?
3. Why did you pick surgery and were there any age related surgical concerns discussed with surgeon if opting for surgery?
4. Were side affects like incontinence as expected (or worse given age) and did continence recover back to normal levels?
My friend's diagnosis was:
-Cancer in both lobes of prostate
-Perineural Invasion seen
-Gleason score of 3+4 after Transperineal Fusion Biopsy
-13/32 cores with adenocarcinoma
-PSA of 2.5
-No evidence of definite extracapsular extension or spread to lymph nodes or bones based on 3T-MRI imaging
Otherwise he is a healthy 75 with no underlying conditions. All options of treatment open to him, hence the questions!
Thank you for your support any responses which I will share with him and hopefully alleviate any anxiety!
Edited by member 07 Jul 2021 at 10:53
| Reason: update to text as forgotten to include a couple of key points