Joe - Your treatment protocol sounds identical to what is currently proposed for me. I have a Gleason 7, Intermediate Risk, Contained. My doc wants to give me 5/5 IGRT followed by seeds. It seems more logical to me to do the seeds first then IGRT. Which order was yours performed?
I actually had a combo treatment of seeds with IGRT. Side effects from both were minimal. Came home from the seed procedure same day with no catheter. Side effects were same as reported by John T above. Radiation side effects were some fatigue after the third week (only 5 weeks of treatments in my case) but that went away fairly soon after the last treatment. Mild urinary issues treated with Flomax. It was the right choice for me.
And hats off to your Uro. You don't hear much on this site about Uro's who recommend seeding rather than surgery. That said, you owe it to yourself to explore all the options that are available to a Gleason 6.
Best wishes down the road,
Post Edited (timzter) : 2/17/2011 5:54:46 PM (GMT-7)