Feb 19, 2009 - 10:08 pm
Hey! 62 years old, diagnosed a couple of weeks ago. 12 biopsy cores, 2 positive, 1 5% and 1 20%. Gleason 3 + 3= 6. PSA 5.1 . The urologist is strongly recommending IMRT. It appears the Da Vinci procedure is frequently being recommended here, even when the readings are not very high and the PC is in Stage 1. Is there a reason that I should NOT do the IMRT first, then if later there is a recurrence, resort to the robotic Da Vinci procedure? I'm scared and worried like everybody else. My brother had the radical surgery 10 years ago at age 49, recovered well, is doing well and happy to be alive!