Hi-I am new to this topic but not new to the site. I have been doing alot of reading here and hope to get some information for my husband and myself. I will try and make the introduction short-My husband had surgery in July 2001. His PSA for the next 3 years was running from 0.1 to 0.2. As time went on it continued to rise and now it is at 0.4.
His current doctor said he wouldn't recommend radiation yet until it gets to 1.0. So he decided to go for another opinion. The doctor he chose to see sent him for a Prostacint scan which actually scaned his entire body. It was a 3 hour scan. It showed minor activity in the prostate bed which could be concern for recurrance. The rest of the scan was totally clear.
So it is basically up to him to decide what he wants to do. He had no side effects from the surgery. So I guess my question is for those that did have radiation did you have side effects right away? Were you able to work while having the radiation?
I am pretty sure he will decide to do the radiation and the urologist suggested he do it within 6 months to a year. I tend to agree since there is still some cancerous tissue there why wait until there is a chance it could get out and spread.
I am just looking to find out how everyone's experiences with radiation was.