Jul 20, 2009 - 12:52 pm
Currently, I am at the end of the staging phase. And about to pick a treatment. I am 54 years old, have a PSA of 6.4 and Gleason Score of 7 (3+4). I am leaning towards surgery. But still open. Talking to the Radiation Oncologist he says with the External Beam Radiation hormone treatment is generally required afterwards. Right now I have difficulty maintaining an erection so I'm not sexually active. From what I'm told hormone treatment is basically castration to stop the production of testosterone. At my age I really don't think I would like castration. Are their any who can perform sexually after hormone treatment.