Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
Lots of evidence and trial results too now that PSMA Scan is a useful staging tool, as is MRI, so I think if you can and it doesn't delay treatment you should have PSMA.
A lot has changed in the 6 years since my diagnosis, back then I was unusual in that I had a MP MRI but most didnt and often guys had up front bone scans even though these rarely showed anything (until it was to late). I think PSMA will become mainstream as MRI soon.
An 8+3 T2C staging is a serious cancer that needs urgent treatment. 5 session Cyber Knife may not be ideal (PC is a notorious multifocal disease) and is unproven be careful you are not consuming marketing BS. If you are determined to go RT traditional EBRT is probably more appropriate for your staging.
Thanks for input.
My case is 7+3, T2c, 7.8 PSA. Doc says that is intermediate-unfavorable risk.
Since PSA has been under 10 at all times and while its T2c, the doc believes the cancer is localised in two spots on prostate... I think that is the main rationale for him suggesting to do only Cyberknife without hormone therapy. I will still consult more doctors and high standing specialists overseas just to be safe.
My biopsies were targeted, so that is the reason where idea that its localised comes from.
Still considering PSMA/PET for added security that there are no mets outside prostate.
Can't make up my mind between Brachy and SBRT Cyberknife.
Surgery... I don't know. Relapse is too high and its too invasive and side effects are higher compare to radiation.
If radiation fails apparently you can do more radiation.
If surgery fails (high chance) you will still have to do radiation.
So why not start with radiation from get-go?
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