Short story: RP in 2005. Davinci. Gleason 3+3. Some margin issues but captured. PSA slight increase in year 2. Chose watchful waiting with Choline Pet Scan monitoring. Biochemical only, until 3 months ago. Biopsy shows 3+4 nodule at bladder neck, no lymph node detection. Doubling rate 2.5 years, PSA currently 5.2. Second and third treatment opinions call for Salvage Radiation and ADT. So here's the rub- I don't want to partake in either of those treatments - quality of life issues + time and technology. I was one of the first to have robotic surgery in my area - now it's everywhere. I strongly considered watchful waiting in 2005 with my markers - now its the norm. So the conundrum ( as I sit here in great health) take my chances on slow growing cancer, try natural approaches, wait for better treatment options i.e immunotherapy etc. and hope it doesn't jump the borders and metastasize or take boiler plate treatment . Your thoughts please. thank you.
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