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Re: Radiation fo young men?

hello, I would appreciate more input from those who have had either the seed implants or laprascopic robotic surgery as those are the 2 options for me. I am currently 52, most recent PSA of 4.6, up from 3.5 back in March 2008, Gleason 7 (3 + 4) and 5 of 12 biopsies were found to be cancerous back in October 2008. I am heavily leaning towards the seed implants, but still uncertain that I shouldn't just choose surgery? Back in early October when I received the biopsy results I was told I needed to do something within the next 3 months. Regards, Ron

Re: Re: Radiation fo young men?


Read about my adventures with robotic surgery:

Obviously, I cannot recommend it.

Paul A. RI, USA

Re: Radiation fo young men?


It seems you may not have explored the site fuly. SURGERY - LAPAROSCOPIC ROBOTIC and RADIATION - BRACHYTHERAPY list the expeiences of men who have chosen these two procedures. You can read them and mail the men if you want more information from them.

All the best

Terry in Australia

Re: Radiation fo young men?

Ron ... Terry is right, read the stories. These procedures affect people differently.

I had seed implant OP surgery in 10/07 with follow up external beam radiation in 12/07 & 1/08.

With absolutely no symptoms prior to the implant, I continue to experience urinary and ED problems but slow, steady improvement is noted.

PSA in 9/07 = 115. PSA in 7/08 = 3.

I don't regret having it done but didn't expect the lingering side effects.

Good luck in whatever you choose.

Re: Radiation fo young men?

Thanks Terry & Phred, I am reading them all now.

Phred, do you now personally wish you had chosen the surgery?