I had 37 radiation treatments in the fall of 2007, for myself the hospital was only 5 miles away so it wasn't a problem. Each day I went for treatments the total time I was there was about 30 minutes, unless they were running behind and that only happened a few times.
There were other people having treatments there that lived to far away to commute every day so they stayed at local hotels.
My treatments were monday thru friday, never on the weekends.
The treatments for myself really had no side effects, I was never tired and continued to do everything I done before treatments. The only side effect I had was a slight discomfort in the rectum, but they gave me suppositories and it took care of it.
Wish the best of luck to you
50 years old
gleason 3+4=7 psa5.8 clinical stageT3a
Da vinci surgery April10 2007 Mayo clinic Rochester, Mn.
extraprostatic extension Gleason -same
pelvic lymph nodes -negative
Catheter out April 19
psa aug 2007 0.28
37 treatments IMRT ended 10/26/07
psa Jan 29 2008 0.10
psa april 30 0.14
psa aug 21, 0.16
psa dec 17 o8 , 0.16