Johnny Canuck said...
I have heard of some better results even in the long term with some that went the radiation route, however it is harder to predict what part of the healthy organs the radiation will EAT UP ..and its left to be determine how precise science is that ....
I think brachy has been a clinical tool for over a decade now, and the nature of the radioactivity is carefully plotted. My Iodine 125 seeds have a half-life of 60 days and and are specifically placed in the prostate...inserted on strands so they go (and stay) where they ought to. That, according to ultrasound mapping. The whole thing is that the radiation is placed just where it should be, for as long as it is needed.
feel good, and I'd do it again.
Hope this helps...
H Johny ,
you are right there is no such thing as right or wrong treatment ... i wish there was and we all go down the same route without any side effects or Re occurrence ...but it is an individual choice .
As for myself i did consult an oncologist and a radiologist before before i went to surgery and to my surprise they also recommend to go the surgery route (where you would think they will promote their own treatments), however i a almost 11 months out and i must happily report that 2 weeks after surgery had no incontinence problems and in the last 3 months i see progress with ED as well to the oint start having usable erections and getting better every week , it is a longer process maybe with the
open surgery compared to the daVinci ,but it is a process no matter which route you take , and i hope you will only make progress with every day where the main goal in mind (as you had mentioned ) is to beat that disease.
Good Luck and keep us posted !!
April 2007 PSA 8.4 for last 6 months biopsy shows PC 3+3=6
June 13 2007 Went for
open RP with Dr. Christopher Johnson at St. Francis Hospital NY. with nerve sparing of both sides.
4 days later home for Fathers Day, and Catheter.
Removal of catheter 10 days later , incontinence next to nothing, no pads used from the get go.
1 month PSA next to not detected
ED is a longer battle:1 month out start using occasionally Cialis and 50MG Viagra to promote blood flow with no response for 6 months.
3 months and 6 months PSA not detected
ED 6 months mark starting with VED therapy and being more aggressive with meds , in addition taking Folgard supplement daily.
April 2008 10 month out and start seeing some serious improvements with ED while using Meds and VED , can achieve erections, Mid nights erections almost on a regular basis , and uncontrolled 90 % erections spontaneously.
1 year visit on June 13 2008 woohoooo!!!