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Welcome to the club you never wanted to join Alan.
I believe the surgeons were guided more by your coumadin than your Gleason 8 diagnosis in moving you on to another treatment option. A quick glance at the 70 or 30 GS 8 men who have shared their stories on the site show that about 30 of them had surgery.
The option that has been put to you is not uncommon - there are two well advertised forms of the multiple treatment you refer to ProstRcision and DART - although many insitutions cary out these multiple procedures without the marketing aspect.