My surgeon told me that he does 4 or 5 surgeries a year on men that have had radiation first. I guess it depends on the circumstances whether or not he would do it and I am not knowledgable enough to know what those may be. He did say that the complications are considerably worse in those cases.
So to say that surgery after radiation is not an option is not absolutely true but it is a very rare occurance.
1 of 10 core samples, 40%
Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path
Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear
Undetectable PSA on 12/18/06