Posted 10/21/2009 3:28 PM (GMT -7)
First I want to thank you for your answers to all my previous questions. Without this forum and its people it would've been much more difficult to deal with my dad's diagnosis. So thanks!!
I have another question for those in the know..
We went to the doctor yesterday, who said my dad's prognosis is good. We met with the radiation oncologist to discuss further treatment. He suggested starting hormone therapy now, and then waiting until December 22nd to start Adjuvant. As per this plan, he'd start radiation a little over 3 months after surgery (which was done on Sept. 2nd).
My question is how soon, on average, did you guys start radiation? My dad is concerned the wait is too long, and I have no idea what to say to that. I've read some primary literature that states it should be done within 3-12 months. Would you agree with this?
I know my dad's in good hands, but nonetheless I'm having him seen by a prostate oncologist at Emory for a second opinion. In the meantime, it'd be great to hear your thoughts on the matter.
Thanks again, for everything.
Lymph nodes clear
prostate gland 34.6 grams
Gleason the same at 3+4 = 7
Tumor confined to prostatic capsule
'several areas' of perineural invasion noted.
'small focal area' of vascular invasion noted.
right seminal vesicle positive for neoplasia.
urethral margin/apex free of neoplasia.
pathologic staging T3b, N0, MX-stage III