Questions for you to consider:
Did any doctor run nomograms and other data to discuss how your odds would be for any treatments? Is brachy seeds with or without IMRT a bad choice, and/or adding HT within that and why?
Is doing HT therapy in advance for 3-6 months like in Bolla Studies prior to radiations, an advantage in doing both these modalities?
Do ask about what is the maxium exposure level, since this is your primary treatment and we will assume your doc will plan a mapping area that would include the areas that SRT would cover, so ask to hear such perhaps. More food for thought, your decision is huge. Notice my stats and journey, lucky to be here period. I got 8 opinions and sure glad I did. One righteous doctor denied me surgery....he was most correct Dr. Menon our first LRRP doc in the U.S. Not advising you what to do, just take some time to answer the kinds of questions you might not get to do a replay on. Always good to clarify with any doc, exactly what is the program(s) and details, know about side effects and what to expect, too. Just trying to have your back in this.
Best to you, I turned just 52 when found with a big case of PCa.
Dx-2002 total urinary blockage, bPsa 46.6 12/12 biopsies all loaded 75-95% vol.; Gleasons scores 7,8,9's (2-sets), gland size 35, ct and bone scans look clear- ADT3 5 months prior to radiations neutron/photon 2-machines, cont'd. ADT3, quit after 2 yrs. switched to DES 1-mg, off 1+ yr., controlled well, resumed, used intermittently, resumed useage
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