It's true that this site is populated mostly by surgery guys (and gals, thank you ladies), there are several of us who have chosen other treatments. Some have had radiation, or seeds, or proton beam. A couple have had HIFU. Check out Bluebird's hints and links.
My urologist seemed to think that HIFU was a promising new way of dealing with our disease and I seriously considered it, but was unwilling to leave the country. Please note that there are two methods of administering HIFU. I recommend that you NOT choose a third world country for treatment. Google USHIFU for more info. Good luck to you.
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?