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Laser Ablation

Has anyone had experience with this treatment, Laser Ablation? My recent biopsy came back positive with 2 samples showing a 3+4 Gleason. Is this a valid treatment option or is a complete robotic removal the best bet? I am 70 years old, married to the same woman for over 45 years. My sex life has slowed down and I am more concerned about my health vs. my sex life. Any thoughts would be very appreciated.

Re: Laser Ablation

I am responding to your ending comment; namely: "Any thoughts would be appreciated."
There are precious few of us who will substitute our judgement for your Doctor's.
I urge you to undertake a personal research effort in an attempt to determine what treatment option best fits you and your initial diagnosis. Your entries on this forum suggest you are capable of such an effort.
You might also think in terms of a second opinion from an oncologist.
Best wishes Don

Re: Laser Ablation

Thank you again, Don, for your wisdom and insight. I appreciate the fact that you want to avoid recommendations for obvious reasons. I guess a better question might have been who had it and what their experience was. I am anxiously waiting to speak with my oncologist the week after next after they finish my OnctypeDx which is not in yet. Not quite pins and needles, but a fairly high level of anxiety as I wait.

Re: Laser Ablation

Any PCa Warriors out there that have undergone Laser Ablation? If so, please share your experience with Carlos.