I see we are both the same age and both Gleason 7. As much as I dreaded going through radiation a second time in my life, and knowing that the long term odds of it helping were greatly reduced, the deciding factor for me was my age. If I had been 67 or 77 when I had recurrance, I don't think I would have done it. Right now, despite the complications, and the fact that my own radiation oncologist put the odds of the SRT working at 20-30% in my case, I still bit the bullet and did it. Part of me wishes still that I hadn't (my opinion on a bad day) but overall, felt it was my best and only hope of a cure.
Each person has to decide such things for himself, of course, and I respect any person's choice. If this SRT doesn't last or hold, I do not intend to go the HT route. That is my opinion today. Will it be the same in the future? Don't know till I am faced with it.
With you coming up on the 2 year mark still pulling zeros, definitely doesn't look like you are on the fast recurrance track, and I hope you stay that way.
That's the trouble with Gleason 7 cases, very unpredictable.
Still think you are doing pretty good.
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, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, next one: July
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 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4, Caths #11 and #12 same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 31 days, 5/24 put in Cath #17