Looks like hubby has decided to go the Brachy route. What is the success rate for HD Brachytherapy? My husband has a Gleason score of 7 (3+4) T2b. Cancer is contained in the capsule. He was diagnosed back in Dec 2017. His PSA has been a steady 6.4. Hubby is 57 so we are looking for long-term surviving outcomes. In addition is there any other things he can do pre and post Brachytherapy procedure to optimize success. Also, I'd appreciate if anyone could explain to me the difference between HDR and the seeds. I'm terribly confused. I found a video online for HDR but there are no seeds involved. Rather, they have catheter needles. see link here:
So what is the difference between seed implant brachy and is seed implant brachy considered low dose? Also, regardless of seeds or needles, what happens to the prostate after it's "nuked" does it stay in the body as a dead organ?
I'd appreciate any clarification.
As a reminder, his stats are as follows (copy and pasted from a previous post):
were 21 biopsy cores taken and the results as written in the report were:
R-base (3+4), Involving 1 of 2 Cores & 5% of Tissue Submitted Gleason's Score 7
R-mid (3+3), Involving 1 of 3 Core & <5% of Tissue Submitted Gleason's Score 6
R-apex (3+3), Involving 1 of 4 Cores & <5% of Tissue Submitted Gleason's Score 6
L-base (3+3), Involving 1 of 3 Cores &<5% of Tissue Submitted Gleason's Score 6
L-mid (3+4), Involving 3 of 4 Cores & 15% of Tissue Submitted Gleason's Score 7
L-apex (3+4), Involving 4 of 5 Cores & 40% of Tissue Submitted Gleason's Score 7
They found cancer cores in each sample taken, although mostly low amounts the L-apex was almost 50%.