The same can be said of a mastectomy a few years ago too. You must factor in the likely incontinence and ed problems too. I have none of the former and only a little of the latter which after kick starting my ED with the little blue pills has greatly improved. There's also the lifestyle vs possible longevity issues also to be factored in. Plus I'm only referring to early stage organ confined PCa of course.
As been said there's no correct answer in choosing treatments. You choose what you think is best for you, that said a knee jerk reaction in opting for major surgery I think happens too much with men in these days of earlier detection. Chalk it up as a result of psa testing. Also in my case unlike radiation if PCa were to return I still have all options available.
I must agre with most of this forum ... in early stages once the capsule out of your body with the cancer you can be clean for life by simply maintaining a healthy life style (and that is as per many long years studies ) and Surgery improved so much today that quality of life is back almost to normal ... the medical field nvested so much in improving these proven method that i am sure is for a good reason "THEY WORK BEST" with a great track record ... with all due respect your method above is a new one and yet to be proven as effective ... so in contrary to you i would have gone that route only if i had at least 10 years statistics as surgery and radiation... but again it is a personal choice at the end...
please keep us posted i wpuld be intersted to hear how that treatment turn out to be
April 2007 PSA 8.4 for last 6 months biopsy shows PC 3+3=6
June 13 2007 Nerve Sparing
open RP / Dr. Christopher Johnson at St. Francis Hospital NY.
4 days later home for Fathers Day, and Catheter.
Removal of catheter 10 days later , incontinence not an issue, 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. 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.
UPDATE 1 YAER FOLLOW UP
ED: With Viagra Usable erection for intercourse , AND AT 80% without any medications !!
Fully continent since removal of catheter.
PSA one year : 0.0 as of 6/13/ 2008 BIG Wooohoooooooooo!!!!
UPDATE AS OF Dec 2008 (18 months out)
PSA still Undetectble!!!!
No continance issues!!!!
ED Mostly getting better with oral meds and the right woman = good sex
80% without any help and 95% with oral Meds ... 100% with VED
hope to keep progressing and by 24 months get back to 100% potency WooooHoo!!!