Hi Jaynar, I am presently on day 15 of 33 treatments of proton beam therapy, it takes me 45mins each day to get there, I am normally taken in right on appointment time, the actual treatment only takes about 12 mins, most of which is positioning, the side effects I have are..tiredness, (I counter this by having an afternoon nap) some loose bowel movement, and a bit sore down there, thats all, it is a breeze really, every day is one less, and the end result hopefully will be a 0 PSA.
All the best, Mal.
age 67 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7 right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,
Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck, free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.
Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept. next PSA 26th Oct. seeing Radiation Onocologist 31st Oct. PSA 0.5 23rd October. Started radiation treatment on 5th Dec, to continue until 24 Jan. 08