I am not aware that the treatment mode makes much difference. Radiation will ionize some cells for initial cell death, but most the cells are damaged by the radiation such that they can no longer divide and eventually die (apoptosis). For some cells this will take years, thus radiation patients may not reach their eventual nadir for three or four years.
PSA 59 on 8-26-2010 age 60. Biopsy 9-8-2010 12/12 positive, 20-80% involved, PNI in 3 cores, G 3+3,3+4,and 4+3=G7, T2b.
Eligard and Jalyn started on 10-7-2010. IMRT to prostate and lymph nodes started on 11-8-2010, HDR Brachytherapy December 6 and 13, 2010.
PSA < .1 since February 2011. Located in Cumming Georgia north of Atlanta