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SBRT vs. Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy

Prostate Cancer | Last Active: Jul 9, 2020 | Replies (37)

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@vernonkent you don't mind me asking, what did the surgeon say to you that convinced you to do radiation? Was it the 5, 20 or 40 treatments that you got?

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My radiation oncologist seemed to bounce between 5 and 28 days, implying that the choice was mine. I probed on why the shorter treatment wouldn't be everyone's choice. Less time. Same effect — yes? Frankly, he wasn't able to provide a satisfactory answer. I was left with the impression that based on his hospital's experience, they were seeing little difference in the longer vs. shorter treatment options. Bottom line: The research and experience with the longer treatment span is extensive and proven. The shorter plan, while perhaps as effective and with no greater side-effects, is still being trialed in a fashion until they have definitive results.