three 5's and a jack said...
The SBRT was such a non event and my SE's are so mild it is hard for me to understand how the other treatments get anyone to sign up when the recurrence rates are so similar.
When I asked my RO, given the efficacy and reduced side effects of SBRT, why would anyone NOT choose it if they were going the radiation route, she said that she didn't know, either.
I'm now just over a year out from completion of my SBRT, and have had a few bouts of reduced urinary flow and minor urinary discomfort. They have only lasted a couple of days at a time, and have resolved with only ibuprofen for pain. I haven't taken FlowMax since about
week 5 after treatment.
Hang in there. You're doing just fine.
Age 68 at Dx
PSA history: 2000-2012 0.9-1.2; 06/2012 started T replacement
2013-2015 3.0-3.3 (new normal); 11/2015 4.6; 05/2016 5.7
Biopsy: 12-core biopsy 07/2016; 3 cores G3+3, 5% or less; 1 core 3+4, 15%; 1 core HGPIN; 2% of gland involved. Summary G3+4.
CyberKnife SBRT with Dr. Hirsch; start 11/15/16, finish 11/23