Hi, and thanks for reading.
After being diagnosed with prostate cancer, Gleason score 6, 1 core positive (10% of biopsy), 1 Core PIN, 3 cores suspicious and the rest benign, I have decided on IMRT treatment. After Four gold markers and plenty of reflection I had my first treatment yesterday with another 44 to follow.
I am 50 years old and couldn't believe I was diagnosed with cancer as I feel good. The blessing here is I believe they caught it early. My original feeling was to watch and wait, but have read about
too many that have done that and then regretted that they didn't act sooner, so I figure lets just "nip it in the bud".
I have to admit i'm more concerned about
the side effects than I am the actual cancer, especially ED. I would love to here from fellow cancer patient brothers who decided to go the IMRT/IGRT route and what their side effects were, especially with regards to ED, two or three years down the road. Will I be having sex at 55 or 60??
I meet someone great recently after a brutal 25 year marriage and nasty divorce 2 years ago and was just getting back on my feet when this cancer thing hit. I just feel like my manhood is going to be lost.
Anyway Thanks again for all the great info, don't know what i would do without this forum.
Post Edited (john-pc) : 2/4/2014 12:06:19 PM (GMT-7)