Jul 25, 2007 - 12:55 am
I, like many previous postings to this site have just been diagnosed with PC. Right now it looks like we caught it early with a PSA of 4.5 and a Gleason score of 6 on one positive core sample out of twelve.
I am basically an active otherwise healthy 55 yr old with no other symptoms and like with so many other victims of this disease, the news that I had it came as a complete surprise.
We were at first leaning towards the Brachy seed implants, but the more I read on this and other sites, it doesn't sound as though the side affects are as minimal as what the docs were first telling me.
One thing I have not seen much about on these pages is information on the short term side affects of the seed implants ie. general discomfort in the first weeks after treatment, when you could return to work etc?
After initially leaning towards the seeds and away from RP, I am now looking closer at the Robotic assisted RP. One of my main questions, other than looking for general information, is to find out if anyone has had the RRP done at MD Anderson in Houston and if there is a doctor they are particularly happy with?
Thank you, this site has been very helpful