Jym, if you are considering LDR brachytherapy your urologist and/or RO should check your AUA Symptom Score www.prostatechicago.com/forms/aua-symptom-score.pdf
If you have a score much above 15 or if you have significant retention post-voiding, then you may not be a good candidate for LDR brachy. However, I'm not sure about
the constraints for HDR brachy so perhaps one of the HDR guys will chime in as well.
Hope this helps.
Forum Moderator-Prostate Cancer. Age 62 (66 now), G 3 + 4 = 7, T1C, PSA 4.2, 2/16 cancerous, 27cc. Brachytherapy 12/9/08. 73 Iodine-125 seeds. Everything continues to function normally as of 7/13/13. PSA: 6 mo: 1.4, 1 yr: 1.0, 2 yr: .8, 3 yr: .5, 4 yr: .2. My docs are "delighted"! My journey: