I have been to several specialists and have done a lot of research on whether localized radiation and hormone treatment statistically can help slow down the prostate cancer I have. Everyone recommends hormone treatments, but the specialists I have seen to date are evenly split on the net benefits of localized radiation due to the metastasis in the pelvic lymph nodes.
The post operation pathology report showed Gleason nine prostate cancer, 95% involved, cancer in both seminal vesicles, extensive perineural invasion and two metastasis lymph nodes out of four glands tested.
Being a statistics sort of guy. I hate to go through the localized radiation treatments if the statistics for advanced cancer of this nature fail to show a real benefit. If any of you have some insight, feel free to pass it along, even if it is nothing more than what you would do in my shoes.
6/2/15 PSA 37.5
7/15 Biopsy, 12 of 12 cancerous, Gleason 8&9
7/15 CT Bone Scan clean
9/29 radical prostatectomy
Pathology Report: Gleason 9, 95% involved,
Extraprostatic extension - Present
Perineural Invasion: Extensive
Seminal Vesicle Invasion - Present bilateral
Margins involved, multifocal, apical, bladder neck, posterior
Lymph - vascular invasion
Metastasis in 2 of four lymph glands
Post Edited (Bob656) : 12/8/2015 2:04:13 PM (GMT-7)