You appear to live close enough to New York City to also explore and consider some of the top robotic surgeons there (e.g., Dr. Tewari at NY Presbyterian (Cornell). If you are considering brachytherapy, you might also want to consider Proton Radiation Therapy. Good luck in your ultimate decision.
68, 29-core biopsy 9/27/06, PSA 7.1, Stage T1c, Gleason 7 (3+4) [less than 20% in one area], Gleason 6 [less than 5% in two other areas], negative DRE, bone scan and Endorectal MRI. Completed 39 Proton radiation treatments 2/22/07-4/18/07. First PSA test 7/19/07 (3 months after treatment) was 2.1 or a 70% reduction in my PSA before treatment (this was better than the average expectation of a 50% reduction in PSA at this juncture, according to my radiation oncologist). The following is a link to My Journey With Prostate Cancer -- Proton Radiation Therapy. https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=726381
Post Edited (pcdave) : 9/22/2007 10:21:34 PM (GMT-6)