Tony I wouldn't sweat it...
Everyone's had one and 85% is the rate of success for containment. The fact is that no one knows. But the same question arises for all forms of treatment. Does radfiation
open wholes for cancer to escape, Does surgery leak, Does Cryo Leak? No sense in worrying about
that. Science has taght us that the cells need to learn how to live out of the prostate. So if they can escape, does that mean they will continue uncontrollable growth, not usually. 85% is a pretty good number.
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 15, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (January 13, 2009): <0.1
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