Good luck with your further treatment. My only question is, are you also undergoing some hormone therapy at the same time? My docs had me on hormones for two months prior to radiation, and I'm continuing for a total of two years. They say that the hormones will help weaken the cancer cells so the radiation will do the best.
This is one reason I feel strongly about surgery as the first therapy. Radiation is a second option to kill anything that is still there. I had no problems with the radiation sessions, and minor side effects with the hormones. Good luck - we're here for you.
Age 57 at diagnosis, PSA 4.7 (up from 3.2 one year ago)
Biopsy November 8, 2006 1 of 10 cores positive 5% LEFT Side Gleason 3+3
Robotic surgery January 19, 2007
Post Surgery Pathology Stage T3a, Gleason 3+4, positive margins and capsular penetration RIGHT Side
Post Surgery PSA: March 5: 0.01 5 month PSA 0.08
Adjuvant therapy began June 26 with Zoladex injection
Radiation began August 23, ended October 8
First post radiation PSA, December 18, 2007: 0; March 2008 - still 0