Hello All. I am a recently diagnosed 73 year old man. My Gleason score was 3+5=8. The biopsy was done locally in Santa Cruz, California and confirmed by a second reading at Stanford University. I've had an MRI, Pelvis CT Scan and Bone Scan. Both the MRI and the Pelvis Scan indicated no spread outside the gland and the cancer is on one side only. My urologist has recommended radiation therapy for me and I have an appointment with a radiation oncologist on August 9. One of the listed side effects of radiation therapy is fatigue. I would appreciate any opinions as to the severity of the fatigue-is it something that a determined individual can work through to continue exercise and normal activity or is it quite debilitating?
Any information will be appreciated and thank you in advance.