I think it boils down to :
1. Removal, some short term pain & recovery time - over a couple of months - more risks, EG a general anesthetic involved - Type one diabetic, is a consideration, too. Some also need follow on RT around the Prostate area, which means you are really treated twice if you go down the Surgery route.
2. RT & HT it takes a lot longer, up to 2 years, when all said & done - the Hormone therapy stays in your system for a long time. You will have to visit the RT dept of a hospital, for 20 + visits - this may be a factor, depending where you live.
There will be some No 1 & No 2 toilet problems with most folks - I believe, being overweight, is a minus factor if that is the case.
The good, is no scalpels involved.
I went the RT & HT route, & so far it has worked fine for me. I did consider the Space Oar thing, but it is not as tried & tested as conventional RT & pretty expensive, too. So I did not go down that road. A year after HT, PSA is 0.05 - at diagnose in 2018, it was 27.
Addenbrooks in Cambridge are wonderful, not sure if others are as good! Whilst I was there, people from all over the UK (Not just locals) were being treated there.
Do actions, speak louder than words?
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