I was talking to someone in my office who had an open Radical Prostatectomy 5 years ago and his surgeon immediately followed the surgery with radiation for 2 or 3 weeks just to be on the safe side in killing any residual cancer cells.
He said he did not have any positive margins at the time of surgery.
Is that a standard protocol today?? Are there any studies that the radiation right after surgery helps in preventing PSA levels from rising in the future? I assume the radiation levels would be a great deal less intensive than having radiation as your primary treatment.
Wouldn't you have to have a radiologist working with your surgeon to coordinate such efforts.
Just curious about the pro's and con's of having both treatments so close together even before the initial PSA read.
Thanks In Advance