IMRT (Cat-scan retake)

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Bootheel
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 5/21/2009 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Went in for cat-scan, cast and tattoes Monday.  Got a call to come back in tomorrow for a retake of the cat-scan.  Was told that there was gas in the scan.  I have to take 2 Gas-x pills tonight and 2 in the AM.  They said that the IMRT mapping is very precise so they need a clear scan.  Anyone had that experience?
Age 65
Diagnosed 10/12/07
PSA 6.3
Biopsy 18 core samples, 2 positive <5%
Stage T1a Gleason 6 (3+3)
LRP  1/29/08
Post-op
Gleason 7 (3+4)
1 positive margin (.3cm)
T2C
4/16/08- Started Bi-mix injections 
5/15/08- 1st Post-Op PSA 0.07 Undetectable
8/11/08 -2nd Post-OP PSA 0.02 Undetectable
8/15/08- No more pads as of today  Whoopee!!!
11/13/08- 3rd post-op PSA 0.02 Undetectable
03/02/09- 1 yr. post-op PSA .09 Undetectable
05/13/09   PSA .18 (ouch)
Start IMRT June 3, 2009


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4834
   Posted 5/22/2009 4:27 AM (GMT -6)   
No. I haven't been there...But if I were, I'd want them to be as precise as possible to avoid zapping the wrong body parts.

Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
Catheter in for five weeks.
Dry after 3 months.
 
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
01/16/09 - 2nd Quarter PSA -> less then .01
xx/xx/xx   - 3rd Quater skipped
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.
 


dsmc
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 5/22/2009 6:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bootheel,
Been there done that. I had IGRT and had to do a softeners nightly. They would do a ct scan everyday and if there was any gas or other obstructions I would have to make another trip to the little boys room. I don't know if that is standard procedure with IMRT or not. Its pretty hard to get everything as needed on command ie: full bladder and empty colon. It will all work out though. As for the RT itself it was not bad at all. Some fatigue, loose stools and some burning on urination is about it. Good luck to you.

David
Age 53
Pre-op PSA 4.3
Surgery Feb. 17 2005
Post-op Path : Gleason 3+3=6
Right pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
Left pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
extent: right lobe 40% left lobe 10%
capsular penetration: Absent
Seminal vesicles and vasa differentia: Uninvolved
Prostate: 26 grams
Post-op PSA's <0.04 for 3 years
Feb. 08: 0.07, March 08: 0.08, June 08: 0.09 and Sept. 08: 0.1
IGRT scheduled.....November 17th....
FINISHED 01/14/09 YEA!
05/14/09
1st PSA after Salvage RT <0.04..... Another YEA!

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