Hormones for two months prior to radiation are recommended to weaken any pc cells before they get zapped. Some have continued with the hormones for 6 months, while my docs would like me to continue for up to two years. I guess the longer, up to two years, the better. After a CT scan and directional tatoo dots applied, your radiation oncologist will design the treatment physics. This was one big charge that I had to re-bill the insurance coverage - they didn't understand that design was needed. The technicians will handle the treatments, each one only about
20 minutes total. You get to know them all like friends - they even gave me a certificate of completion at the end. I also saw the radiologist once a week, but this usually was very quick. I had very minimal side effects from the radiation. I get some "warm" flashes from the hormones, but very little "libido" now. However, I'll take this to conquer this beast.