I have posted a couple of times in the last three months and have received, and am grateful for, kind and informed feedback.
I have mild trepidation and second guessing going on, but would imagine those are normal human responses to this kind of decision.
Second guessing comes from recent reports questioning overly aggressive treatment. Trepidation comes from concern over side effects. Also I seem to have mild side effects from biopsy and fiducial placement. I haven't done a great job of informing my urologist and questioning him. I unquestionalbly am experiencing heat in one testicle. That was not there before. I experience mild straining around the penis area and recently what feels like a potential hernia. None of this before, I felt nothing unusual in those areas before this whole process started.
59 years old. Psa rise from 4.3 in 2007 to 6.4 in July 2011 to 8.3 in September 2011.
Four cores out of 12 with Gleason score 6 cancer cells. Involvement of between 5-15%.
Chose Cyberknife for pinpoint accuracy of radiation reducing damage to other areas, and convenience of 5 day treatment.
Second question of post is I am scheduled for 3:00pm treatment Monday and 8:00 Am Tuesday.
Seems like a bit much radiation in 15 hours? Any feedback? I will definitely be asking that question of oncolgy on Monday also.