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   Posted 12/16/2010 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Had first SRT treatment yesterday afternoon. One down and 36 to go... The radiation doctor is using "tomo-therapy" on me which takes daily CT scans and meshes them with previous CT scans to somehow improve the accuracy of hitting the target. Does anyone else have experience with this form of SRT? Also, my PSA yesterday is .3, up from .1 where it sat from April to August, and then 1.5 three months ago. I guess this confirms the recurrence and it is a good thing I am beginning the SRT journey. Wish me luck...
Age 47 when diagnosed (currently 50). Pre-surgery PSA: 13.7 Pre-surgery Gleason: 4+3=7. CT Scan, Bone Scan, PET Scan: Clear. LRP May 28, 2008. Left nerve bundle removed. POST-SURGERY: Gleason: 4+3=7;10% of prostate all quadrants involved; EPE left base & apex; extensive PNI present. Bladder neck, lymphvasular space, seminal vesicles, 17 examined lymph nodes, and all surgical margins FREE of tumor. T3a. Four-week post-surgical PSA = 0.1; Seven-week post-surgical = .01; October 2008 – April 2010= 0.0; April 2010=0.1; May 2010 & August 2010 = 0.1; September 2010=.15; Prostiscint = negative.

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   Posted 12/16/2010 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hope all goes well for you. I had Calypso markers implanted, trying to accomplish the same thing. My radiation therapists knew about the daily CT scan routine & equipment - had good things to say about it, but that there weren't many around.
DaVinci 10/2009
My IGRT journey (2010) -

Jerry L.
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   Posted 12/16/2010 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck...I'm am sure it will go fine.
Nov. 2009 Dx at Age 44
Dec. 2009 DaVinci Robotic Surgery
Jan. 2010 T3b, Gleason 9
Feb. 2010 Adjuvant Radiation

PSA History:
Nov. 2009 4.30
Feb. 2010 <.05
May 2010 <.05
Aug. 2010 <.05
Nov. 2010 <.05

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   Posted 12/16/2010 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Kark,  You and I are on the same schedule. I now have one days experience.  My equipment is a Varian Rapid Arc and it makes intermittent CT scans to help insure they are hitting the desired targets.  Sounds very similar to yours.  Hope everything goes well for you.

Dx 2/2008, age 71, PSA 9.1, G8,T1c. daVinci surgery 5/2008, G8(5+3), pT2c. LFPF, good QOL. PSA <0.1 for 2 yrs. PSA rose to .2 at 30 months, started SRT 12/15/2010.
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