Diagnosed with prostate cancer 4 weeks ago.3 Feb 2023 18:18
I was diagnosed with prostate cancer 4 weeks ago. Age 54, psa 6.9 , gleason 7 4+3, mri T2 . Saw the surgeon on 12 January, he recommended surgery, told him I'd like to look into RT so he referred me to an oncologist. Had a telephone appointment yesterday, 2 February, good chat , a very helpful doctor. Still haven't a clue what I should do. I've looked at side effects of both treatments, doesn't seem to be a lot of big difference between them apart from the time it takes to be treated. It seems to me that surgery would be the slightly better option but it absolutely scares the hell out of me, never had surgery before. RT seems a more relaxed treatment but I'd have to have HT up to 6 months before starting 4 weeks of 20 sessions of RT she didn't say if I'd need HT after so not sure if I would. Need to make my mind up quickish I reckon. Struggling big time .
P.s I have another appointment with the surgeon next Wednesday 8 Feb so it probably HAS to be decision time!