Is removal and/or radiation better for small, slow growing, tumors in prostate?

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I have three small tumors in my prostrate slowest growing kind but still want treatment for it.

I am wanting to hear from people who have had removal and or radiation. I really don’t know which I should choose. I am very concerned which one would be better for having no damage to my urinary continence

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Is removal and/or radiation better for small, slow growing, tumors in prostate?
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Hello members, does anyone have any input for @Hidden username‍ questions. This is a common question from those diagnosed with prostate cancer... the pros and cons of radiation vs prostatectomy.

Feel free to comment and share your experience.

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Is removal and/or radiation better for small, slow growing, tumors in prostate?
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I was diagnosed last month.   Was thinking I had PC for months.  I am choosing Radiation.....  Results seem to vary.  I felt for me it was the best choice to be able to have tratments and still work....

Is removal and/or radiation better for small, slow growing, tumors in prostate?
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Had 5 cyberknife treatments over 10 days and was done, had side effects for about 30 to 45 days at rectum,  but they passed after that and now everything is good. Would highly recommend this treatment as very few side effects and treatments is done in 5 treatments

Is removal and/or radiation better for small, slow growing, tumors in prostate?
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@Hidden username  

I would buy a good up to date book on pc. Patrick Walsh has a good one out. I had surgery 6 weeks ago and still have some incontinence when coughing hard, etc. I wear a liner in my underwear. They say doing Kegal exercises will help to become continent quicker.

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You can do the radiation, I did the heavy 5 day every other day, if you do it do the longer milder radiation. I have some urination problems and wear a liners in under wear. Get 3/4 hard erection, have spermless organisms.

Is removal and/or radiation better for small, slow growing, tumors in prostate?
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Wow I had none of those side effects in anyway just 30 days of pain but hydrocodone solved that 

Is removal and/or radiation better for small, slow growing, tumors in prostate?
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What type of treatments did you have

Is removal and/or radiation better for small, slow growing, tumors in prostate?
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And what was Gleason score?

Is removal and/or radiation better for small, slow growing, tumors in prostate?
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@Lee__Your main problem should be now you protect yourself from the females who will abuse you.