Posted 1/8/2021 9:09 AM (GMT -7)
Djin, At least my non-scientific data from many comments here suggests that radiation frequently does have BPH side effects during treatment--which makes sense: The radiation causes inflammation of the prostate, and swelling of the tissue, which would aggravate BPH, as we have seen in swan's case.
I know there is concern of surgical side effects when the prostate is large--it's harder to separate the nerve bundles, for example, and the risk to the bladder sphincter is also higher, but, what's the guy like swan to do, if he has a large prostate, BPH, and the need to treat for cancer. The choices are all bad.
Glen, let us know what the Dr. says this afternoon. And, we're with you, regardless of your decision.