After PSA scores of 6.2 and 8.1 in July and August, I went for the biopsy. It showed four out 12 samples positive with the highest percentage of 20% and the other 3 at 5-8%.
Urologist sounded like he was leaning towards IMRT for 45 days.
After a lot of reading, it seemed like the cyberknife procedure consisting of 5 days of treatment was a no brainer; much less time consuming, less invasive, and less side effects.
The oncologist says I am a good candidate with low PSA. Cure rate with the data of about 7 years of results is about 93%. The minor side effects happen in less than 5% of patients.
It seems the process of getting our insurance to cover the procedure takes about three weeks.
Anyone out there with any feedback on their experience with CK??
Does anyone feel this treatment is too aggressive?
By the way, I am 59 and in otherwise good health.