Welcome, but sorry you have to be here. I'm far from an expert and others here will be along to give their advice. It's usually a little slow on the weekends, especially holiday weekends. Whether surgery is an option for a GS9 can be discussed forever. It certainly is, but, it's all going to depend on whether anything has left the capsule. I'm a GS9 also, and after consulting with a surgeon and RO's, in my case, the surgeon even agreed radiation would be best. Also recommended for me was ADT and brachy. See my signature. What you need to do is find some excellent doctors and ask questions. Doctors you feel confident in. Read the sticky for the newly diagnosed at the top of the prostate cancer page. GS9 is an aggressive cancer and you need to get a handle on it. One thing to remember. Which ever treatment plan you choose, talk with the doctors who actually perform the treatments you are considering. In other words, a brachy doctor may not know much about
radiation, such as SBRT, and a surgeon will not know much about
radiation. Try to seek out the experts in each field. You may want to add some more personal info, such as what area you live in. It will make getting you some solid advice and maybe even some facilities or doctors recommendations from others on the forum easier. One other thing. You mentioned you were scheduled for a Urologist visit. Mjuat keep in mind that a Urologist is trained as a surgeon. Explore all your treatment options and don't get forced into anything without exploring and asking questions of radiation docs and surgeons I'm sure more advice is on the way. Best of luck.
Age at Dx. 63
PSA 1/08 1.4, 12/16 12.17, 4/17 3.8, 7/17 1.05, 10/17 <.05 (HT), 1/18 <0.05 (HT), 4/18 <.05 T=7
GS 9 (4+5)
CT Scan and bone scan 1/17 both negative
2/2/17 prostate MRI.
2/27/17 pelvic bone biopsy done. No mets
3/7/17 Started HT. Degarelix, 4/17 lupron (1-2 years)
7/7/17 LDR Brachy (Zelefsky MSK)
8/25/17 SHARP (SBRT) finished at MSK
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