I just finished my radiation treatments - all 43 of them. Other than having some incontinence so far I really did not have any major side effects. I see the string above and wonder if people are reading different books than I am. If I only had 3.3 or 6's in the samples, I would have done watchful waiting with regular PSA tests for changes. There is really no hurry to just jump and do something especially if you are over the hump - what I would call 65 or older. It is a very slow growing cancer and I would encourage you to take your time to figure out what to do. Some guys just want it out, no matter what and go the surgery route. If you go the surgery route, the DiVinci is the only way to go. But the outcomes of radiation & surgery when you have 6's or 7's are just about equal. After reading all I could, taking to a number of doctors including my own family doctor, I decided to go the radiation route just for quality of life. We will see how it all pans out. I will tell you this, if I were over 80 and found out I had PC and it was a 6 or 7, I would ride it out. You are going to die from something else before the PC catches you.View Thread
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