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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 1/26/2011 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
In another thread Jitter 99 said:

"My husband will be starting IMRT mid to late Feb. after prostate surgery. Can someone tell us your major side effects (if any). We are in CT. and will drive every day to Hartford for treatment, hopefully mother nature will be on our side.."

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 1/26/2011 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome aboard. i did IMRT after surgery and had to deal with a small amount of fatigue. So small that I didn't notice it until after my therapy when I started feeling a bit more energy. I was also on hormone therapy so there may have been the triple combination of surgery/HT/radiation in a 6 month period. Which is in retrospect very understandable.

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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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   Posted 1/27/2011 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   

Welcome Jitters........I'm not in the group that has had radiation following surgery, so i can't be of much help there. Just wanted to say Hi, and that you're in a good place for support and info. Others who have experience will be along shortly to chime in...........

Arnie in DE

Age 56 (biopsy & surgery)-PSA-3.9-Biopsy 8/19/08--4 of 12 cores positive; 5% involvement, Gleason 6 (3+3) 1/26/09-DaVinci Prostatectomy at Presbyterian Medical Center/HUP-Phila, PA-Dr. David Lee
Path. Report- G7 (3+4)Adenocarcinoma, no capsular involvement, seminal vesicles clear, lymph nodes clear, negative margins
Continent at 3 mos.------ED improving
PSA at 2 yrs-<0.1

James C.
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   Posted 1/27/2011 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the Forum, sorry you have to be here.
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09, 01/11-.09
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

howard l
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   Posted 1/27/2011 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I had 39 sessions 72gy 5 months ago. The only side effects i has was an increase in urgency to urinate which subsided after treatments were completed. So far so good. PSA at start was 1.5 now .20.
DX age 58
PSA 5.4
Gleason 5+4 = 9
City of Hope Clinical Trial (punch protocol). 6 sessions textore every 3 weeks + lupron
PSA .1
RP Oct 2009. Seminal Invasion positive margins. Lymphnods clear.
1 month PSA post op undetectable.
4 month PSA undetectable.
7 month PSA .5
Bone scan and CT scan negative. Prosticint scan mild activity in prostate bed.
EBRT May 2010. 39 sessions 70gy. On number 37.

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   Posted 1/27/2011 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I did DaVinci followed by IGRT (no HT).
Follow the link in my sig. for the daily journal.
I did manage to have all the general side effects, to varying degrees.
My post-op incontinence had not gone to 0 when I started IGRT, and it has worsened a bit. Bowel issues, fatigue, and weakened immune system have all visited me, but none are real show-stoppers. None have made me look back and regret my treatment choices. That could change (I am 7 months from the end of IGRT), but I'll continue expecting the best until proven wrong.
Welcome to HealingWell.
DaVinci 10/2009
My IGRT journey (2010) -
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