Posted 9/8/2014 10:52 PM (GMT -6)
I have just finished 40 sessions of IMRT and am on Eligard HT. I went through the whole 8 weeks with no noticeable side effects. I was given about 80 Gys and had 85 "painted" on the suspected tumor area. Being consistent with a comfortably full bladder( they don't want it overly full as you will squirm on the table) and an empty rectum will give good chances for successful treatment. My RO said don't eat popcorn or nuts or any foods with skins and seeds. Carry a few Imodium in his pocket, just in case he is tempted to eat something he shouldn't. I did not need to use them at all.
My Gleason 8 and probable extensions led me to the IMRT decision. The Urologist/surgeon who placed the gold seed told me I had made the right decision.
Good luck and keep us informed.