Sorry to hear of your reoccurrence "Brachy"! Thanks for the responses guys. I see that a PSA rollercoaster ride may be in my immediate future!
Don’t mean to pry ....prostate seems very large ...I thought there was a cutoff for the size ..do you or did you hsve uninsured problemsStan, not sure what the question is, but I will try to answer. Not sure if you are asking if I should of had surgery rather than RT?? My insurance carrier did not have a preference! Nor should they!! My Prostate was 120cc it is now 73cc after months on Finestaride. Because of my large Prostate I could not have SBRT and was told by my RO to have IM/GRT - 26 treatments. I think there is a cut off for size in terms of SBRT (High Dose).....cutoff is around 60cc (off the top of my head) per my RO at MSKCC.
Also, I had a huge fight with insurance carrier who would not allow me to go to NY (out of state) for a rectal spacer. MSKCC only does the "spacer" in NY (not NJ). Another reason why my RO thought IM/GRT was a better choice for me than SBRT (no spacer). Meanwhile, I have little to NO SE, ED etc. and hope things stay this way! We made the right choice with our RO's and MSKCC's guidance (at least at this point)!!
G7 3+4 - 5% "4" - on 2nd BX 2/26, initially G6 3 + 3 on 11/17
1 core of 16 - 35% involvement, confirmed by MSKCC
MRI 2/19 - 1 core PI-RAD-2, Prostate size 73cc, IMRT/IGRT - 7/18, 26 treatments