- May 26, 2014
I also went for removal for the same reasons. It had spread from my prostate to the surrounding nerves so they removed them too. Fist PSA after op was 0.1. Second was 0.2, third was 0.3. The oncologist said I could go with the British way and wait until mt PSA was double figures so they could scan it or I could do the American way and they would zap the area. For the first time in my life I chose American. PSA has been 0.01 since.With the 2 options I was given, as I've mentioned I went for surgery.
With a radical prostatectomy, they take the prostrate out, and if cancer cells are still there, then radiotherapy, if PSA levels are still raised.
If I went down the radiotherapy route, it mullers your prostrate in a way that you cannot have the thing removed.
Good luck Amex, feel free to message me if you want any more info.