You are correct the Lupron is the hormone and it is an injection into the muscle. The larger the muscle the better. (No jokes about my big behind)
The radiation is daily five days a week. My course is for nine weeks (45 daily treatments). Yes the number (#) refers to the treatment number. I just came home from #34 today. I am in and out of the treatment center in about 15 minutes so they do not take a lot of time each day. Yes I am counting them down and looking forward to concluding the course.
The faith and good attitude will serve him well as will his empathy for others. Everyone needs a "smart aleck" it helps to keep you grounded.
Best of luck for a successful treatment.
PSA 21.5 (first and only test resulted from follow up visit to emergency room for kidney stone. first time for kidney stone too)
Gleason 4 + 3
DRE palpable tumor on left side
100% of 12 cores positive for PCa range 35% to 85%
Bone scan clear
Chest x ray clear
CT scan shows potential lymph node involvement in pelvic region
Started Casodex on May 2 and stopped on June 1, 2008
Lupron injection on May 15 and every four months for next two years
Started IMRT/IGRT on July 10, 2008. 45 treatments scheduled
First 25 to be full pelvic for a total dose of 45 Gray to lymph nodes.
Last 20 to prostate only. Total dose to prostate 81 Gray.