This is probably not a right or wrong answer, and it is impossible to tell if it will make a difference.
If we are doing the RT to kill of any cancerous cells lurking around, how will we know if we hit any or not? If we don't do the HT, we expect to see a drop in PSA. If we do the HT, along with the RT, we will never know what made the PSA drop.
I have not found a scientific argument for the combo. But when the time comes, i can't tell you what i will do. Depends how convincing thebRad guy is.
good luck on your decision, and once you make it, don't look back. Either way, it will be what it is.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic 4/14/09 Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free 6 week PSA <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED. Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10, 9 month PSA < .01
1 year psa (364 days) .01
15 month PSA <.01