55 when I was diagnosed in August, 2012. My initial PSA was 3.40 ng/ml, Gleason Score was 6, staged T2a. My choice of treatment was External Beam Radiation (Proton Beam). I was 55, active and feared being on pads or fighting ED, I also felt the treatment was as good as others in terms of success. I finished treatment in December 2012. After having my PSA slowly creep up to 2.2 in 2016 I went to Arizona to have a Acetate PET scan that confirmed a recurrence of cancer. It appeared to be confined to the prostate so I went in search of salvage treatment. I settled on Dr Onik in Florida who performed Cryo and irreversible electroporation (IRE) in February 2017. PSA was .3 at first check .4 at second and .7 at the third. The next test will be at the end of this month and if it goes over 1 I will be considered recurrent again and will start to look at my options. I have been trying to avoid hormones but may not have any choice at this point. Keeping my fingers crossed!!