Star, we would encourage you to consult with the Radiation oncologists and get their take--don't accept what a surgeon tells you about the risks and benefits of radiation therapy. Particularly if the G8 is confirmed, surgery may or may not be curative. Also, there is a variety of PCa that doesn't put out a lot of PSA--at least one guy in here had very high G scores with PSA less than 10.
Hang in there, you're doing ok, MDA is as good as it gets, they know what they are talking about.
We did consult with a RO while we were there. Dr. Tang. He looks 12. Lol
But I really liked him. He suggested EBRT with two years of HT and a brachy boost. I told him I was surprised he wasn’t pushing proton since MDA just spent a gazillion dollars on a new Proton center. He said nah...he’s not a proton pusher. I asked him about
SBRT and he said not appropriate for my husbands case if he’s G8. We told him we really wanted to avoid HT and he said if he’s G8 there was no avoiding it.