Thanks for the feedback folks!
My terminology is probably inaccurate. I'm learning fast though.
My Macmillan nurse describes the Musgrove's therapy as "somewhere between IMRT and 3D", and I will find out more when I meet the oncologist. No I'm not talking proton beam and in any case can't see any evidence that's any better.
My biopsy showed 3/12 cores positive - 2 in a palpable lump near the surface but also 1 in the body of the organ. All G4+G5.
The organ is large, around 100ml in volume, and this has been cited as making me unsuitable for low dose seeds. I am having some retention and flow problems, which is why I was PSA tested in the first place. My PSA was just over 4 in 2016, now just over 11.
I'm hoping I can go the high dose brachytherapy route, but being obese and with Type 2 diabetes the risks with any general anaesthetic are higher, as with the surgical option. I'll ask about an epidural.
I know I'm jumping the gun asking you kind folk for opinions before I've spoken to the oncologist. Naturally enough I'm worried, and keen to get on with it!
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