There are other options other than the two you mentioned. Please investigate all of them before making a decision. I've heard of serious side effects from both of those. I opted for proton therapy and am delighted that I had no side effects after 2 years.View Thread
I was diagnosed when I was 82 and decided to watch and wait. However, I heard about proton therapy and that it had minmal to zero side effects, investigated it thoroughly, and decided that it was for me. I'm so happy that I did two years ago. It was a great experience for me and my wife, cost me nothing other that a rental place for two months, and I've had no side effects at all. No pain was involved, and I could do anything I wished during and after treatment. I went to the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute, and they were wonderful.View Thread
My Gleason was the same as yours, and my PSA was 8.5 when I heard about proton therapy. I investigated further and decided that it was the best choice for me. I talked to several others who had been through it and they all were enthusiastic about it. I had my treatment almost 2 years ago, had no side effects, and am enjoying the same life that I had previously. I've heard from many others who are glad that they chose proton. I agree with the above writer that you should learn all you can before making your choice. I've also talked to the men in my prostate support group who had surgery, and they all had incontinence and impotence for various lengths of time afterward.View Thread
I'm no expert. If your physician is a radiation oncologist I would believe his instructions. I can't imagine that just being in the same house or sitting on the same furniture at a different time would be risky. Just my opinion.View Thread
I was 83 and had the same Gleason score. I researched my options and chose proton therapy 2 years ago, and I am healthy, active, and have had no side effects. I suggest that you investigate that option.View Thread
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