When researching for my treatment decision, I was kind of impressed with the thought of temporary seed implants (i.e., HDR). I came to the conclusion that HDR is not really very popular compared to brachytherapy (permanent seed implants). Apparently Andy Grove, the former CEO of Intel, had HDR treatments successfully over 10 years ago possibly in Seattle--that's what initially sparked my interest. I am personally opposed to brachytherapy. While many men have had great success with this treatment, there are many men who have lingering side effects, especially urinary problems. There is also the possibility that the seeds can escape to other parts of the body.
68, Biopsy 9/27/06, Stage T1c, PSA 7.1, Gleason 6 [less than 5% in two areas], Gleason 7 (3+4) [less than 20% in third area], negative DRE, bone scan and MRI. Starting proton radiation therapy 2/22/07. Treatments completed 4/18/07.