I think that you should research proton beam and IMRT and Image Guided IMRT. I think you will find that the results (as spinbiscuit said) are equal to surgery. I did 43 Image Guided treatments and am doing very well. Best of luck to you on both your research and outcome.
August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago.
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
Four month post treatment PSA is 1.9. (This is a very good result.)
No side, or after effects. None.
I have aged a year and am now 63. How did that happen?