That's a tough break you've copped. Although you say you feel you rushed into SRT given your stats I certainly wouldn't see it that way. The SRT may have failed but I would have take the same course if I were in your shoes. Organ confined, PT2A with the surgeon being extra cautious in taking both nerve bundles just in case. The only downer was the Gleason 8 pathology. To me SRT on relapse as a final attempt at cure was a no-brainer. On the HRT front, I would not think that delaying starting till next year would make much difference at all -------- may as well have a treatment free holiday break. Most recognise "Snuffy Myers" (he has had the disease for many years) as a major authority on HRT plus other treatments and his book "Beating Prostate Cancer----- Hormonal Therapy and Diet" may be well worth a read.
Have a good break,
4 of 10 cores positive for Adenocarcinoma-------bummer!
Core 1 <5%, core 2----50%, core 3----60%, core 4----50%
Biopsy Pathologist's comment:
Gleason 4+3=7 (80% grade 4) Stage T2c
Neither extracapsular nor perineural invasion is identified
CT scan and Bone scan show no evidence of metastases
Da Vinci RP Aug 10th 2007 Post-op
Positive for perineural invasion and 1 small focal extension
Negative at surgical margins, negative node and negative vesicle involvement
Some 4+4=8 identified ........upgraded to Gleason 8
PSA Oct '07 <0.1 undetectable
PSA Jan '08 <0.1 undetectable
PSA April '08 <0.001 undetectable (disregarded due to lab "misreporting")
PSA August '08 <0.001 undetectable (disregarded due to lab "misreporting"-----it is not possible for any lab to get a reading of less than .003) Post-op pathology rechecked by new lab:
Gleason downgraded to 4+3=7
Focal extension comprised of grade 3 cells
PSA September '08 <0.01 (new lab)
PSA February 09 <0.01
PSA May '10 <0.01www.yananow.net/Mentors/BillM2.htm
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