While waiting 1 1/2 hours for the pre-op for Thursday's surgery, the radiation clinic called me and told me the final plan they came up with. Was disapointed, because it's longer, not shorter. My radiation oncologist decided it will be 39 treatments, not the original 35, so might as well call it 8 weeks, and the final gys. will be 74. That is higher than the 70-72 range she said a week ago.
Not sure how to interpet this new information. Does this mean she sees things more serious and agressive than she first did and worse than my uro/surgeon saw my reaccurance? Or is she going on the high side just because she can, and wants to slam it with all she can give it?
Got to be at the hospital at 0830 on Thursday, barring any delays.
The closer I get to this SRT, the more I don't like it, but can't come up with a better plan on my own.
David in SC
The dose I am getting is what some people get for a primary treatment, not a salvage treatment
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/09 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/09 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out 38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl.agree to start radiation, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg with uro/surg, 9/29- pre-op, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - suprapubic cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - first treatment IMRT.