Yes, I was pointing out the difference between SBRT and RP vis-a-vis what constitute "poor" lesion
locations. Are you sure your surgeon wasn't referring to a lesion at the base? That's where the neurovascular bundles run -- have a look at an anatomical drawing. Note, counterintuitively, that when standing up, your prostate apex is down, not up toward your head, and the base is "on top."
Please remember we are not doctors! Research for yourself what you read here and form your own conclusions. You want to minimize the chance of "treatment regret" that some men have
That means getting good info, knowing your status, and thinking about
outcomes and what matters most for you.
Re apparent penile shortening after RP, studies have different outcomes, but you can read up yourself. Google Scholar and PubMed are both good search engines. For the big questions (like SBRT, or RT vs. RP), look for papers with the word Review
or Systematic Review
in the title. Review articles scour the literature, select the best studies, analyze them, and summarize the results for you, often drawing "bottom line" conclusions.
You can use their extensive Reference sections to delve further into a topic.
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