Welcome, Zach to HW. Sorry you need to be among us, but glad you found us. Sorry that you have reoccurance so soon after your surgery. There are several of us, myself included, that are dealing with the same thing.
I just completed salvage radiation a week ago, 39 treatments. I did not include hormone treatment with it, at the advice of my radiation oncologist.
What would help, if you could make a signature of your stats and journey so far, it makes its easier for any of us to help understand where you are at so far. You can go to "Control Panel" at the top of this page. Fairly simple to follow.
Don't know anything about
the gold markers, but sure you will get plenty of answers on the rest.
Good luck to you, and please keep us posted now that you found us.
David in SC
57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.33rd Biopsy
: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3Open RP:
11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09Path Rpt
: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sess/72 gys cath #8 33 days, 11/2- SP Cath #9 in place