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    I second the idea of investigating the option of...

    I second the idea of investigating the option of HD Brachy. It is a very targeted therapy, and in my personal experience (and that of a few other forum brothers) has the benefit of very few side...
  2. I had HD Brachy at Stanford April-May in 2015...

    I had HD Brachy at Stanford April-May in 2015 and have not had any incontinence or impotence. whatsoever, That said, I still will use 1/4 tab of a Viagra now and again for performance anxiety.
  3. Sticky: Hi Searcher: I too underwent HD-BRT about 2.5...

    Hi Searcher:

    I too underwent HD-BRT about 2.5 years ago. You can read about my experience by searching under my username. Please feel free to reach out to me as well. I couldn't have made a...
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    Thanks fr sharing this great news Denis! Hoping...

    Thanks fr sharing this great news Denis! Hoping all continues to go well.
    Gio
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    Gotta be honest, I can't recall what his opinion...

    Gotta be honest, I can't recall what his opinion on nadir was/is. Will be seeing him in a couple of weeks and will ask!

    The last 2 readings were almost the same, so for now, it seems I've hit a...
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    Hi guys: I went thru this treatment 2 years...

    Hi guys:

    I went thru this treatment 2 years ago as well. All is well, happy I chose it. You can read the details of my story if you do a search on my username.

    Good Luck!
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    I also did HD Brachy and you can search my posts...

    I also did HD Brachy and you can search my posts for my story. Great choice for me!
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    Sorry to hear this! I can report that I had no...

    Sorry to hear this! I can report that I had no urinary issues at all after my HDR BT (I did pass a few clots for a couple of days after the second treatment-which were quite painful). I still take...
  9. Hey Denis, My doc had me on 400mg of Motrin...

    Hey Denis,

    My doc had me on 400mg of Motrin for several weeks after the procedure to pre-emptively deal with swelling, then taper off after that and see how I felt. I think I tapered off then back...
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    Glad it all went smoothly-sounds very similar to...

    Glad it all went smoothly-sounds very similar to my experience. Good luck with the second one. One note: I did have to struggle a bit more to urinate after my second treatment and I had a few clots...
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    This is all good info. However (without quoting...

    This is all good info. However (without quoting specific studies-that info is out there and available to anyone by searching) , the studies that I used to help me understand HD Brachy as a PRIMARY...
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    Thanks for noticing! I specifically added this...

    Thanks for noticing! I specifically added this to my comment because all to often I feel that this is a point overlooked by the guys who choose surgery. There is a Plan B if primary radiation...
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    I chose HD Brachy as a monotherapy. After less...

    I chose HD Brachy as a monotherapy. After less than a year of AS, my MRI biopsy showed more involvement and progression than the initial biopsy. Thought originally that I would do surgery, then got...
  14. Good perspective! All best to you from your...

    Good perspective! All best to you from your partner in HD Brachy as a monotherapy,
    Gio
  15. I think not many choose HD Brachy it because up...

    I think not many choose HD Brachy it because up until very recently, it was only available in academic centers. That, plus I think younger guys (e.g. up to 70-ish) are steered toward (or naturally...
  16. Best of Luck! Please do report back as there are...

    Best of Luck! Please do report back as there are so few of us on this board who chose this treatment modality-it will be great to compare notes and educate others.

    In the meantime, enjoy your ski...
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    I would have to agree with AS on this one. ...

    I would have to agree with AS on this one.

    RALP was first performed in 2000, and as this 2012 paper states: "The rapid growth of RALRP has generated controversy in light of the paucity of...
  18. Hey there, The first Uro surgeon that I met...

    Hey there,

    The first Uro surgeon that I met with did not mention ANY kind of radiation as an alternative to surgery, despite my voicing my concerns about permanent SE's like incontinence and ED. ...
  19. Sticky: Hi there, If you are asking about HD Brachy as...

    Hi there,

    If you are asking about HD Brachy as a monotherapy, I had the procedures almost 2 years ago, and neither at the time of the procedures or at any time since then have I ever experienced...
  20. Thread: HDRBT article

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    Hi there: Good point...but I guess it all...

    Hi there:

    Good point...but I guess it all depends on which study you are looking at and the percentage of patients experiencing any given side effect and how it compares to the percentages of...
  21. Thread: HDRBT article

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    I believe this was one of the articles that...

    I believe this was one of the articles that convinced me this was the right treatment for me.

    I think that more and more guys will consider this as time goes on and word gets out. Especially for...
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    Good luck with your treatment! Where will you be...

    Good luck with your treatment! Where will you be having the procedure done?

    Also, I was out of town when you first asked about how many treatments, and I had not heard of 2 treatments in one...
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    ASA makes a good point-and in case it wasn't...

    ASA makes a good point-and in case it wasn't clear, I am one of the HD Brachy as a monotherapy guys. In my case, with my stats, I was determined to be an ideal candidate for this and one who would...
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    Hi there, I had HD Brachy 2 years ago and...

    Hi there,

    I had HD Brachy 2 years ago and could not be happier with my decision. You can read about my experience in a couple of threads under my user name or PM me. Frankly, for anyone who...
  25. Sticky: SubDenis, I a nutshell, I am doing great! No...

    SubDenis,

    I a nutshell, I am doing great! No side effects others than those previously noted-all short-lived and very early on and have either resolved completely (urinary) or totally manageable...
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