The shots should not interfere with the radiation, the path of the radiation for treating the Prostate bed usually is across your lower abdomen right across the middle of your hips, with the HT shot being located either the left or right side of your belly button, at least mine were. I know what you mean about
this old body, it has been tough, but working out relieves a lot of the stress and makes you feel better, even though When I come home from work, working out is the last thing I feel like doing. Hang in there!
DX 5-1-2009,age 54. Biopsy 6/12 core samples positive - Classified 3+3 T2C.
DaVinci surgery performed -7/30/09.
No PNI involved
No Seminal vessel involvement
Positive Margins - Left Apical Microscopic margin.
Post surgical PSA = 0.2
Nov 2009 - 100% Continence (no pads).
PSA Dec 1, 2009 = 0.4
Urologist recommeds Adjuvant Radiation using Rapid Arc.
Jan 27, 2010 - Began IMRT x 36 treatments @1.8 Gy = 64.8 Gy. Completed March 17, 2010. Minimal side-effects.
April 28, 2010 = Follow-up exam with Radiologist - PSA = 0.8.
July 2010 - PSA = 1.0
Sept 2010 - PSA = 1.2
Oncologist and Urologist both recommend HT.
OCT,2010 - 1st Eligard Shot
Jan 2011 - PSA <0.1
April 2011 - PSA <0.1,2nd Eligard Shot.
Oct 2011 - PSA <0.1, 3rd Eligard shot.
April 2012 - PSA <0.1, 4th Eligard shot.
Oct 2012 - PSA <0.1
NO MORE SHOTS... At least for now!! :)
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