You have certainly done your due diligence. Knowledge is very helpful when dealing with this disease. Good luck on your seed implants. They were not an option for me but I have done well from the surgery, hormone therapy, and the IMRT radiation. It is true that after brachytherapy surgery won't likely come up as an option for cure, but there is still too little information on that. For me and my age, PSA, and later found out advanced disease, brachytherapy would have been unsuccessful. And I would not have wanted that treatment given the age I was. If you can, you can list those numbers above in your signature by going back into the control panel and modifying your personal profile. It does help others help you, you to help others. Again, welcome and I'll have a prayer for your successful treatment. God Bless you and your loved ones!
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (1/08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09.
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