You might print these results and bring them to your doctor. Your stage was included in this study. What they are saying is that it is better to act before recurrance than after. ADT was my least favorite treatment, but knowing what i now know, I have no regrets. My oncologist understands why I did what I did. He was against it at first, at least the part about
adjuvant radiation, but he has changed his tune since. This tells me that the proactive approach is working well for us stage 3 guys. So does my PSA after surgery. It's been 26 months since a surgery with 4 positive margins, bilateral seminal vessicle invasion, and extra-prostatic extention than extended to the rectum and pelvic bone ~ and after adjuvant HT and RT a PSA that has remained undetectable. I have seen many guys start the climb in the first year with far better surgical results. How well this works after we stop the HT is still going to be interesting and nerve racking. But I believe in what we did.
Talk to your doctor...
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 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 (May 11, 2009): <0.1
My Journal is at Tony's Blog
My InfoLink page is at Tony's Prostate Cancer InfoLink Page