Dec 27, 2010 - 2:30 pm
Hi folks, just joined the forum. Curious if anyone else chose IMRT as the primary treatment for their PC. I was diagnoised in April 2010 with PC. My PSA had risen from 3.2 to 4.0 in one year. Two biopsys later, 1 of 12 cores positive for PC. Gleasson 3+3=6 confined to prostate. Started IMRT treatments in August 2010 finished in October 2010 after 39 treatments at MD Anderson in Houston. No horomone therapy required. Side effects were minimal, tiredness went away two weeks after radiation treatment was complete. I was given Flomax to improve urine flow during treatment and I am still on Flomax today. Not sure I need it though. My first checkup will be January 4, 2011.
Anybody else use IMRT as their primary treatment? Any long term side effects to look for?