I am finding it extremely difficult to come to terms with the news that I have prostate cancer. I am nearly 64 and my PSA level was found to be at 6.6 in May 2018. After an MRI scan, and transperineal biopsy on 20 June, my urologist told me my Gleason score was 4+3, stage T2b, with intermediate risk as the cancer seems to be contained. But I am having a bone scan next week to help me decide on the treatment. I initially thought robot-assisted surgery (Da Vinci) would be the best solution but I am having second thoughts given the possible side effects of incontinence and erectile dysfunction. Looking into brachytherapy coupled with prior hormone therapy, and also Proton beam therapy if bone scan confirms cancer localised and not extracapsular. There is also the nanoknife or IRE option - available only in one private hospital in London (The Princess Grace Hospital). Could anyone please give me their views on those treatments. I am, obviously, very worried and scared, and living alone doesn't help. My three adult children are supportive but I don't want to be a burden. As my son told me once, shit happens in life.
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