Even with a Gleason 9, I delayed my SRT until I was continent. Took me 8 months, but I did it. It was that important to me. Fortunately, my PSA has remained quiet. However, it is beginning it's slow rise. I will most likely begin SRT this summer.
Bronson recently posted a study done at Cleveland Clinic about
SRT. I am going over and see one of the authors of that study for some advice on the next step. Seems like all radiation guys want to do radiation. Just want a double check.
I would think in your case, you most likely will be having radiation, but when is the big question. Hopefully you can wait until another PSA in month or two to see what it us doing.
Good luck to a fellow Buckeye.
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