Posted 1/27/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -6)
Hi everyone, in my last few posts I have stated that I am being treated with proton beam therapy, just now, reading through the notes that the clinical nurse gave me, she had underlined " you are being treated with high energy Xray beams called Photon beams , so I may have been on the wrong track there.
I had a CT scan before the treatment, and was told that they planned the radiation treatment from that. I am finished my treatment now and will clear it up with my oconolist when I see him on 12th Feb, also having first PSA on 25th Feb. 4 weeks after treatment finished on 24th Jan.
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