I will start IMRT next week, but met the radiation oncologist yesterday and was impressed with both him and the facility. Not as sterile as a hospital or surgery room. But he said that I was eligible for a clinical study due to reocurrence and the computer would pick betwenn HT with 2 shots at 3 and 6 months or have HT and radiation to the prostate bed and to the pelvic lymph nodes as well as HT.
I am a T2C with extraprostatic extension with both conventional acinar adenocarcinoma and prostatic adenarcinoma.Left lateral and left posterior margin invovlement. Less than 105 involvelment. Right and left seminal vesicles negative for malignancy. Any feedback is appreciated. My first thought is I dont want HT but my second thought is I want to live as long as possible.
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
Margin slightly involved
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
8/5 1 depend at night only, now none
started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4, 6 1/2 month psa.5
Consulting with Primary Urologist for further tx.
Great family and friends