Not much I can add but I'm HT guy. IMRT+HT 39 fraction 79 gy. Lupron for 2 years. When I first got here I was freaked out.(most if not all are). I wanted it out and I wanted it out now. I was very fortunate to find this forum. I was advised by many here. There are surgery guy's and radiation guys. Listen to them all there's pluses and negatives to both. In your case it would seem that both would be an option but I won't,nor will anyone else here tell you what you should do. That is something that you have to decide. (Now you'er saying ,"gee, that was a comforting statement". The point is like everyone has said , you have time.
What I did was read as much and listen as much as I could about
the options. I tried to find the most qualified Drs that where available to me. So.... long story short ,I was intending to have IMRT+BACHY+HT as it is the gold standard for high risk guys. (G 8-10) I was all set for that, had all the appointments lined up , then the Drs I have got together and decided with my urinary issues I would be high risk for SE from the BRACHY part of the plan . So the treatment was decided by the treatment team I had put together. This took most of the summer. So that's what I ended up with. IMRT+HT . As for the surgury part I eventually realized after listening and reading and trusting the Drs on my team, as aG9 I would more than likely end up having salvage RT anyways. I didn't want to go through 2 treatments and have double the side effects.
I completed IMRT on Oct 28th and am starting to feel stronger now. The worst part of my treatment is the HT but it is not anything that I can't handle.
Welcome to our little group and I'm glad you found us.
That's part of my story and experience.
The Artistic One - Mark
Dx 6/3/2016 PSA 3.42 %fPSA 7.6
Bx 6/1/2016 Gleason 9 ... 8 of 12 cores positive (70% - 60% - 30% - 30%)
4+5 =G9 (4 cores) PNI.. present5+4 =G9 (2 cores)3+4 =G7( (2 cores) PNI.. present
4/16 ct scan...neg 6/13/16 Bone scan..neg
6/17/16 Zoladex, 9/14/2016 Lupron
7/28/16 Markers implanted
8/16/16 PSA .27 T = 14
8/30/16 IMRT 79gy 39 fractions
Post Edited (Artist Mark) : 12/3/2016 3:03:29 PM (GMT-7)