X-ray shows about half the seeds migrated big time...
Vapor, many of us brachy patients here had "stranded seeds". That process virtually eliminates the potential for migration.
However, if it's really true that "half" of your seeds migrated then something went seriously wrong. Even w/o stranding, the level of migration should be very low. Does your RO admit to a botched job?
I shouldn't have said "big time"... I guess that means the seeds aren't even still in the prostate gland?
Anyway, a good number of my seeds are horizontal, and towards the bottom of my prostate. Not where they should be, obviously.
I'm a veteran, and the VA sent me to an outside RO that specializes in breast cancer brachytherapy, but I was assured, that he was also and expert with prostate cancer as well, having directed the prostate cancer brachytherapy program at a local hospital for over 25 years. I think he has 4 clinics here in the valley?
His office has been trying to get the VA to authorize a follow up appointment, but I got denied...
I just saw the x-ray at the VA's urologist clinic. They have an attitude with me, acting like it was a huge mistake to have radiation instead of surgery, at my age. And saying that since the seeds migrated, it may be the reason my rectum issues.
But the way I see it, my tumor had already taken up half my prostate, and my 4+3 status means I would have a good chance of needing salvage radiation after surgery anyway... So I chose ebrt and seeds.
I don't know if the seeds were stranded or not. I just can't imagine a highly regarded RO with nearly 30 years experience that doesn't use the latest type of seeds-