Jerry, thanks for the update on your situation, and on asking about
Your rad dr's answer to that last question about
the hormone treatment and the radiation is exactly why I turned down a certain dr. He kept pushing the HT portion, and when I grilled him about
it, he admitted to me that he wasn't sure I needed it and he wasn't sure it would help me. So in my mind, he gave me two reasons not to do that.
My rad. oncologist that I went with, and my former one from 10 years ago, would have agreed with what your wife said. they didn't want to mix the results of HT and RT at the same time. My dr. wants to see how the radiation works on its own. She told me to save the HT in case the salvage fails.
I did not get my PSA results today as expected, may now not get them till after Christmas. It's that lovely time of the year.
Please keep me posted, sounds to me like your head is in the right direction on the matter.
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
Post SRT PSA:
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place