XRAYS During IMRT

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Doting Daughter
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   Posted 3/27/2008 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Just curious for those of you that have had IMRT, how often did you have XRAYS done?  It seems like my dad is having them done at least once a week and I wasn't sure if this is normal. 
 
Also, how many of you had WPRT vs. just the prostate bed?  Thanks for your help!
 
Doting
Father's Information
DX July 15, 2007
Age 62 (now 63)
PSA 5.5
Original Gleason 3+4=7 
Post Surgery Gleason- 4+3=7
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin
One positive node
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
T3a N1 M0
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07
Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yr
Radiation started March 03, 2008 7 weeks 5x a week
2 weeks of radiation down!!!
 
 


Tony Crispino
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Total Posts : 8122
   Posted 3/27/2008 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Chayna,
I know you know I was WPRT. (who was feeding you that info?). I was Xray'd every Friday during Treatment. Vitals on Monday, Tuesday with the RO. He gave me as much time as I wanted. I believe that this is pretty standard protocol for standard IMRT. When using CT aided IMRT (Tomotherapy) the xrays are done with CT Scan during the daily treatment. Thus why tomotherapy is more accurate than IMRT or Proton. But I did the standard IMRT. I guess I was hoping the less accurate way would hit more leftovers...?

Tony
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. 
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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STAY POSITIVE!
 
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Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 3/27/2008 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Tony! You always reduce my anxiety :)
Father's Information
DX July 15, 2007
Age 62 (now 63)
PSA 5.5
Original Gleason 3+4=7 
Post Surgery Gleason- 4+3=7
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin
One positive node
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
T3a N1 M0
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07
Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yr
Radiation started March 03, 2008 7 weeks 5x a week
2 weeks of radiation down!!!
 
 


kdnole
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 152
   Posted 3/27/2008 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Holy Cow I guess I feel special because I get xray's everyday. Yup, after my therapists line me up they tell me, "we are going to take a few xray's" as they exit the room. I just figured that was standard protocol. Well anyway I'm just glad I only have 12 more treatments to go. Granted I enjoy seeing everyone at Duke but I am getting tired of the daily trip, but my 10 year old son has been on break for the past 3 weeks and he has accompanied me everyday and we have had a great time. Thanks Will!
Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
T2
Biopsy - 3 of 12 (2@20% / 1@80%
Da Vinci 7/31/07 @ Duke
2.5 hr. surgery, released from Duke with in 14 hrs.
Saved both nerve bundles. 
Foley out 8/10/08
Positive Pathology Report 
Near left side nerve bundle
New Gleason 7
Oncology visit in the near future for radiation
Back to work 3 weeks following surgery - Sales
 
9/13/07 - 1 Post PSA Undetectable less than 0.1 
 
9/17/07 - Pad Free! 
 
10/11/07 - ED, Trimix injection .2cc Tooo much but it worked. Now on .05cc, 3 times a week
No luck with viagra or pump. 
 
11/19/07 - 5 mth. PSA 0.1 (Ouch)
02/11/08 - Scheduled for CT Scan and MRI
2/27/08 - Started IMRT Radiation treatments
(6 weeks, 5 days a week)  


mgl
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 122
   Posted 3/28/2008 4:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I was x-rayed every day  proir to the treatments
50 years old
gleason 3+4=7 psa5.8 clinical stageT3a
Da vinci surgery April10 2007 Mayo clinic Rochester, Mn.
extraprostatic extension Gleason -same
pelvic lymph nodes -negative
Catheter out April 19
37 treatments IMRT ended 10/26/07


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 3/28/2008 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for your responses! My dad just finished week 4 of radiation!!! Hooray! Three weeks to go.  I guess the next three weeks are 10minute sessions instead of 25.  Good thing.  He has been having GI side effects pretty bad. 

KDNOLE- Almost done buddy!! Congrats!


Father's Information
DX July 15, 2007
Age 62 (now 63)
PSA 5.5
Original Gleason 3+4=7 
Post Surgery Gleason- 4+3=7
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin
One positive node
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
T3a N1 M0
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07
Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yr
Radiation started March 03, 2008 7 weeks 5x a week
2 weeks of radiation down!!!
 
 


kdnole
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 152
   Posted 3/30/2008 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Doting, but I still feel like I have a ways. I'm looking forward to the end because I have promised myself a new tattoo when it's all said and done.
Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
T2
Biopsy - 3 of 12 (2@20% / 1@80%
Da Vinci 7/31/07 @ Duke
2.5 hr. surgery, released from Duke with in 14 hrs.
Saved both nerve bundles. 
Foley out 8/10/08
Positive Pathology Report 
Near left side nerve bundle
New Gleason 7
Oncology visit in the near future for radiation
Back to work 3 weeks following surgery - Sales
 
9/13/07 - 1 Post PSA Undetectable less than 0.1 
 
9/17/07 - Pad Free! 
 
10/11/07 - ED, Trimix injection .2cc Tooo much but it worked. Now on .05cc, 3 times a week
No luck with viagra or pump. 
 
11/19/07 - 5 mth. PSA 0.1 (Ouch)
02/11/08 - Scheduled for CT Scan and MRI
2/27/08 - Started IMRT Radiation treatments
(6 weeks, 5 days a week)  

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