I would be interested in hearing from anybody who has been treated using SBRT or RP.
I am on the brink of making a decision - either RP or SBRT using Truebeam.
I have been duly informed of the many benefits of SBRT by TA and am truely grateful for his valuable input. I guess I'm just trying to be as thorough as possible. I am only 43 so QOL issues are obviously of great concern to me as well as a successful cure. The main issue with SBRT seems to be a lack of long term follow up which is why I had to fight tooth and nail to be allowed access to this form of treatment. Every medical specialist I have seen so far (3 ROs, 4 urologists) have advised surgery due to my young age profile.
It is such a heartbreaker of a decision to have to make either way at such a young age and I am sometimes tempted to just leave it and take my chances. I have read some articles that suggest that treatment over non-treatment dose not necessarily guarantee a prolonged life span which just leaves me totally confused. It seems that there is a lot of confusion as to what to do and the tendency appears to be to rush and treat rather than deal with the anxiety of being powerless over what happens either way.