Aug 30, 2011 - 11:34 am
53 years of age. PSA 9.2 Gleason 3+4. 60% of 12 cores positive in biopsy. DRI can feel lumps on left side of prostate. All this diagnosed in April 2011.
I was first convinced I would have DaVinci. I am on the larger side, and the surgeon suggested I explore IMRT as alternative. Guess he wanted me to research all options. After studying more and consulting with radiation specialist - I decided on IMRT with brachytherapy. 25 treatments then seeds after 4-6 weeks.
I have just completed my 5th IMRT treatment and am positive this is the best course of action for me. As expected - no side effects as yet. My decision was based on my fear of ED and incontinence.
I will continue to post my progress.