Hi all - first day on this site today and the forums have been an eye opener to say the least. :)
I was diagnosed in Nov 2020, T2 N0, small prostate 23ml
Grade 2 adenocarcinoma 30% of area sampled
Right sided samples normal, left sided sample small focus of 12% Grade 2
Confined to Prostate / low grade / slow growing
PSA fluctuating between 3.5 and 4.5 (another PSA booked soon...)
Urinary issues which have been ongoing for a number of years (circa 2 visits to loo overnight).
Cant find a dreaded Gleason Score anywhere in my documentation!
After doing my "homework" and my first consultation I had initially decided on the HT/RT route which seemed the most appropriate/best option for me (espec given my urinary issues)...Consultant did not disagree or warn me off the chosen path, stating that all the treatments should be equally effective, but any surgery (if needed) very difficult post RT.
So, started HT in Dec 2020 and have had the tablets and first two Prostrap Injections (1 1 month, 1 3 month - no major side effects to date)
Then...had my phone mtg with the RT Consultant....just didnt get a warm feeling at all from him, subsequent letter was basically 2 sheets of paper listing all the many side effects....so this has very much made me rethink my situation! Had a chat with a specialist nurse today which was reassuring and she directed me here.... :). As per the norm, no one has really told me what they think the best path would be to take for my diagnosis, and lots of people here in both camps HT/RT v RP having read some of the threads!. I was obvs offered AS, but just wanted to try and d/w it now rather than in a few years time and whilst it was contained in the prostate.
So, the question is, given my details above....would HT/RT vice Surgery be a reasonable path to take to try and cure or, at 53, would it potentially lead to more problems further down the line ?
Many Thanks in advance for any posts :)