Thanks for all of the responses. I was fortunate in that my Uro sat down with me and gave me all of the percentages of success between surgery and RT which were very close. When I asked about
RT he said he new a very good R Onoc. that he could refer me to. The Uro and RO he was talking about
were both 30 miles away. I was very familiar with and was very close to a cancer center only 4 blocks away. They had been there for 2 yrs and I am a Chaplin for the hospital and cancer center. The also had the Calypso that the other center didn't have. My Uro said that the percentages were higher with the Calypso and SE were less. He gave me the choice and said he would stick with me no matter what. So I chose RT. The RO also has 35 yrs experience with prostate cancer and the MO there has 30, both were with Mayo and are still connected. I knew everyone involved with my treatment and still see them 2-3 times per month. My MO also used the C word. He said about
98%. That may or may not be true but it sounded good at the time. The HT is interesting to say the least. I hate the shot every 6 month. They hurt for days, but if that's what it takes to beat this stuff then so be it. By the way, do I get to join the "0" club?
dx 3/11 psa 28.1 7/15 (59yrs old at dx now 60) g8, 4+4, all scans clear-bone, ct.
9/11 complete 39 rt treatments (calypso) 79 rads.
6/11 psa 4.0
8/11 psa <.1
11/11 psa <.1
1/12 psa <.1
SE-almost none just a little fatigue, ended quickly. ED everything work with help--viagra--just no desire. Ht will stop at 24 mo. Dr. say all signs are good.
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