in other words you just wanted it out. in my opinion not enough guys take SEs into consideration but I blame the point man. their urologist.
The urologists AND the patients not doing in-depth research. Of course the same can be said of some radiation oncologists, either ignoring or understating potential side effects. With radiation, the effects are more subtle, with a longer time horizon. The are no free lunches with this disease.
According to MSKCC, here are some potential radiation concerns:
Difficult or painful urination
Blood in the urine
Painful bowel movements
Sexual dysfunction, including diminished erectile function or decrease in the volume of semen
Skin reactions (similar to a sunburn)
Secondary cancers in the region of the radiation
Most of the side effects are mild and tolerable. Some side effects may develop months to years later. Serious late side effects are uncommon. Ask your doctor about
potential side effects, both short- and long-term, that may occur during and after your treatment.
72years old @ Dx, LUTS for 7 years
Ulcerative Colitis since 1973
TURP 2/16, G3+4 discovered,
4 cores; G 3+3, one G3+4
RALP 7/17 G3+4 Organ confined, but...
<1mm positive margin on Epstein check
pT2c pNO pMn/a
PSA .54 4 months post RR
ercMRI & DCFPyL PET Scan @ NIH/NCI
1" tumor in cavity at apex No mets.
IMGT 70.2 GY, 2ADT, over 5/18
PSA <.006 9/18, .054 11/18, .070 12/18, .067 2/19