We saw the oncologist Dr X today (were told by others he really looks after his patients and he lived up to his reputation). Had a very long conversation regarding all the options.
option 1 is 3 month of Bicalutamide with tablets to prevent male breasts, then 30 sessions of RT and then another 3 month of Bicalutamide.
option 2 - referral to Lincoln for Brachytherapy, again 3 month on Bicalutamide, couple sessions of HDR Brachy, 15 sessions of EBRT and then another 3 month of Bicalutamide.
option 3 - (the one OH prefers) referral to UCLH for treatment with Nanoknife.
Question - has anybody been on Bicalutamide for 2 * 3 month sessions, what was your experience?
The only other option is RP - we are now trying to work out which treatment has the least effect on OH's quality of life during and after the treatment.
Before anybody says anything - yes, I know he can cope. But I have to watch him go through hell - that is how all these treatments look to me and after all that there is no guarantee that that bloody cancer will not come back.