Jan 11, 2012 - 9:17 am
Diagnosed with low grade 3+3=6 one sample of 12. PSA 4.2. Prostate size is 48.2 gr. I've researched and met with my urologist who would do the robotic surgery if I choose that and also with the radiologist he recommended. My urologist/surgeon said he thought I may have less side effects with IGRT but also said the problems I have now would continue or get worse. The radiologist basically said the same except he thinks they will get worse but should return back within 6 weeks after ending treatments. Both have stated that cure is pretty much the same with either treatment. I was leaning toward radiation but have some real concerns about future side effects since I have large prostate. I'm already on uroxatral and have minimal problems at times. Usually getting going some mornings or if I've sit/driving for long period. Anyone done the 44 treatments have any comments on sides effects short and long term?