Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
Just Diagnosed
avatar
RichardA posted:
After rising PSA, DRE, Sonogram, and Biopsy I have been told 6 of 12 biopsies are positive for Adenocarcinoma with Gleason scores of 6 (4 biopsies) & 7 (2 biopsies). My Doctor gave several options and I have chosen IMRT (7 weeks) with markers placed and hormone therapy during radiation. First appointment with radiology is in 11/2 weeks. PSA will be taken every 6 months as follow-up.

I believe IMRT is a better choice because it seems to have a good success rate with fewer side affects. Any thoughts on my choice or what I can expect during and after radiation?

Take the Poll

Is IMRT best for 67 year old with Adenocarcinoma Gleason scores of 6
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Conclusive
  • Only in Some Cases
vote
View Poll Results
Reply


Helpful Tips

Recovery of Erectile Function after Radical ProstatectomyExpert
Patients will often ask me if there is anything they can do to improve erectile function after radical prostatectomy. In general, I tell ... More
Was this Helpful?
18 of 21 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit the Duke Health Prostate Cancer Center