I had my RALP on 20 July 11 and I am due to see the Uro again in another 4 weeks to discuss my prognosis and PSA test result. In my initial consultation, he had hinted at radiation following my surgery, as he thought I may have been at pT3. My Path report was, however, better than expected and I am thinking he may now defer the radiation to see how my PSA behaves. Some questions:
1 Should I ask for adjuvant radiation therapy, given my Path report (see signature below)?,
2 If he recommends to defer radiation, should I ask for ultra sensitive PSA tesing?
3 Is there any real benefit in this form of test?
Finally, re: post op pain; I am experiencing some pain in the right groin and upper right scrotum, almost like the pain I remember after my vesectomy. I have also had some back pain (I have a grumbling back) since the surgery as well. Anyone else with similar experiences?