I’m 65. My PSA has steadily climbed this past two years and just a month ago my doctor recommended a biopsy. My core samples were 12. 3 were positive.
My doctor recommends active surveillance. However, there have been 5 men in the family who had PC. Three are dead (most recently this past May was my older brother). Two that died because it spread to the bone. Under the circumstances, the doctor is doing genetic test and I’ll know results soon. I had heard that CBD oil can lower PSA levels and even stop the cancer. I’ve been taking the CBD oil for about a month. I’m also changing my diet to eat healthier (no red meat, plenty of veggies, fruit and grains). I’d like to hear from other men who have gotten a Gleason 6 and tried active surveillance. The family is urging me to have my prostate removed. I am also considering proton radiation therapy but will likely do the proton treatment after I’m healed from surgery.
I’d also like to know if laprascopic surgery was easier recovery. I have heard that recovery is easier but side effects are about the same.
I would appreciate any opinion and recommendation based on other men’s experiences.