First let me say welcome to a great place for information and support. There are guys and ladies who have experience virtually every treatment option there is and will all give you information. I can only wish you the best with whatever treatment YOU decide for YOU.
I recommend looking into Proton Radiation as that is where I am currently in treatment for with a combination of Hormone, IMRT and Proton in Jacksonville, FL about 800 east of home.
Again welcome and the very best to you in whatever treatment plan you chose.
Retired USAF Richard & Debbie on The Shores of Toledo Bend Lake Louisiana
Biospy 1/10/08 Gleason 10, Stage T1C 8 of 12 samples positive all Less Than 5%
Bone Scan, Chest CT & x-rays, Pelvic x-rays all clesar
Urologist wants to do surgery right away but ask for referral to MD Anderson
Feb 2008 MD Anderson - CT Pelvis clear
MD Anderson = No surgery and No Proton only Hormone and IMRT
Feb 2008 Davinci Surgeon Austin Texas (Fagin) Recommends no surgery
Feb 2008 Contacted Loma Linda CA and UFPTI in Florida about Proton
Feb 2008 Loma Linda down can't get in
March 2008 First Consult with U Florida Proton Therapy Institute, Jacksonville, FL
24th March and 2nd April = PET and Prostascint Scans Lake Charles, LA
Late April returned to U of Florida Proton Therapy Institute for 3 day workup
5/2/2008 LUPRON & Casodex
IMRT to start 5/16/2008 for approx 4 weeks with Proton to follow for approx 4 weeks
IMRT delayed until 5/27/2008
Will get 42 treatments 19 IMRT and then 23 Proton
Turn Stumbling Blocks into Steping Stones and Keep Smiling