Welcome to the best site on the web for patient to patient interaction. Many members will be here with advice. Knowledge is very important before proceding. It will also ease the mind about
what next to do. What options have you considered? The reason I ask is because this treatment plan is not on standard protocol. My first piece of advice is to get a second opintion. If a lymph node is suspect enough to warrant hormone therapy then why the brachytherapy? While it may be effective, brachytherapy, is a local treatment. HT does address distant lymph nodes but is best when combined with the beam radiations like IMRT, IGRT or Proton or surgical treatments. You may find other options will assist better if this is a stage III or IV treatment requirement. That stated, a second opinion will better clarify this for you.
You will find very knowledgeable support here. HW is a great place to share you experience, regardless of your treatment preference. Stay close.
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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