I am 81 and have just completed Novalis shaped beam IMRT. 6 weeks 2.3gy x 30. No side effects whatsoever. I had high grade localized cancer, gleason 3+4. diagnosed after TURP. Prior to which my PSA was 42 with severe BPH. I did not have my PSA tested after TURP. I immediately had RT and after 28 treatments my PSA fell to 0.4 and a month later under 0.1.
I started Zoladex 3 monthly injections after second week of IMRT. Two months later the side effects were so bad that I was advised not to have any more injections ( I was supposed to have them for 2 years) No one seems to be able to tell me what my prospects for disease free survival are. I will have another PSA test in 2 months time. But the worry and uncertainty is the worst part. At age 81 and in very good health prior to the Hormone therapy (I am recovering) I would just like to have some guide lines so as I can plan my life accordingly. Any ideas. But meantime I am exercising as much as possible and trying to follow an anti cancer diet.