Salvage RT after adjuvant RT is really unexplored. I doubt that continuing to hit the area will provide any benefit but I have heard of repeats attempts.
At this point you are doing well Jerry. I would try to stay positive and hopeful. If the disease returns then you have multiple HT options. There are many ways to control this beast and one of the main things I took out of a presentation at our UsTOO chapter last week is that certain combinations have worked better than others depending on the patient. Sanofi-aventis was our presenter. They manufacture Taxotere and Cabazitaxel among other things. the next series of studies they will be sponsoring are these combinations:
Taxotere/Prednisone with Abitaterone BEFORE biochemical failure after surgery.
Taxotere/Prednisone with Abiraterone after biochemical failure post surgery/RT
Also, outside of the Chemo/HT world is immunotherapies. Stipuleucel-T (Provenge) is going to be used more and more in the early phases. We still don't have any information about
Stay diligent, Jerry... If you are on Facebook, you can friend me and I will link you to our UsTOO Las Vegas Chapter page. I am doing a lot of posts for the advanced cases there. We have had some great speakers this year...
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7
RALP ~ 2/17/2007 at the City of Hope near Los Angeles.
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.
"I beat up this disease and took its lunch money! I am in remission."
I am currently not being treated, but I do have regular oncology visits.
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