My husband had his follow-up appointment this afternoon and the news seems quite good. Gleason Score remained at 3+4. The cancer was contained within the prostate with clear margins. PSA at 0.2 was a little higher than ideal but the Consultant said he was not concerned by that as everyone is different and there could be benign cells remaining and pushing up the level. Before surgery my husband's PSA was 14.2
As far as the future is concerned, although there are no guarantees that the cancer will not return, the Consultant feels that the odds are stacked against it. The lymph glands were not removed but as the cancer was contained and the MRI showed no sign of cancer in the lymph glands we were assured this is ok. Apparently because my husband had a perennial prostatectomy they cannot access the lymph glands, but it was a necessary option as my husband has extensive scar tissue on his abdomen.
No further treatment is advised at this stage. My husband is to have another PSA test in November followed by an appointment with the Consultant. If the PSA is still ok he will probably be referred back to his doctor for regular PSA tests.
In the next meeting the Consultant is going to discuss ED with my husband. He feels Viagra may just disappoint at this early stage and it was agreed that the main priority is to get fit again.