Hi everyone, I have 8 photon beam treatments to go, have had most of the symptoms associated, burning rear end, stomach upset, frequent bowel movement, but the doc gave me stuff to counteract this, have been very tired, but having a nap in afternoon, frustrating thing is the Oncologist said they won't be taking a new PSA for 3 months after the treatment finishes, so won't find out if it has been a success 'till April, anyone else had this experience?
Correction! since i posted this thread I have found out that my treatment was Photon, not Proton, so I apologise for that...see my post "May have lead you slightly astray" also my first post treatment PSA is now on 24th Feb. (the above 3 month waiting time was quoted to me by my oncologist's registrar)
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
Post Edited (maldugs) : 1/28/2008 9:48:04 PM (GMT-7)