SBRT vs. Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy
Well, my last visit to Mayo didn't go as well as I wanted. I'm 72 years old and I had an Ultrasound-guided transperineal prostate biopsy and the results came back positive for cancer with a Gleason score of 4-3=7 and the Grade Group of 3 which is a Risk Group of Intermediate Unfavorable. With these results active surveillance is out and it's either radiation or radical prostatectomy . If I choose radiation SBRT is available to me using protons for 5 treatments over a 10 day period. The downside of this treatment is I will have to have a 4 month Lupron injection before radiation and that if the cancer returns removal of the prostate would probably off the table. Choosing the radical prostatectomy which would be robot assisted, comes with its own problems, infection, incontinence and impotence. Decisions, decisions, I'm open for your input.