Jan 19, 2012 - 10:43 pm
This has been so stressful. the research, literature all seem so conflicting.
My father in law , 60, was recently diagnosed. PSA 10.9, abnormal DRE with nodule, only 6 biopsies were done. cancer is bilateral. gleason score 3+4=7 .. no mets
I am concerned with side effects/quality of life more than anything..more so incontinence then ED. My mom just finished treatment for head and neck cancer. I feel like its so split down the middle.. half my research suggests surgery the other says radiation. And if its surgery, half say robotic the other say regular. He was told he is not a candidate for seeds but a candidate for radiation therapy.
Radition specialist lead me to believe there would be less side effects.. but then if the cancer comes back he's screwed.
It sooo confusing and sooo stressful. every specialist we meet recommends something different and they all say its really up to us! but how do you choosee??