BONE RADIATION question

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nepol
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   Posted 10/5/2017 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a bone radiated pain really subsided how long does this usually last. or what are the odds they got it all---scans are 2 1/2 mo's out. doc said none if psa stays at <.01 just feels good without that nagging pain Good day to all....NEPOL
Biopsy: 11 out of 12 G4+4
Clinical stage: PT3ANO
Bone scan, CT scan, clear Margins + Lymph Nodes, Vessels clear
RALP on October 7, 2014
Downgraded G4+3
PSA on January 14, 2015 .021
RT 39 sessions March 16th
PSA April 10, 2015 1.83
April 14th, started elligard
PSA June 12, 2015 0.01
PSA July 8, 2015 0.01
Next PSA in January 2016 age at dx 64 and 7 m0. UP GRADED 4+5=9

Tall Allen
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   Posted 10/6/2017 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Just one dose usually is enough. If pain returns, they can always zap it again. It's not a matter of getting it all (they aren't trying to cure you), it's a matter of relieving pain and preventing fractures. It sounds like it worked well.
Allen - not an MD
•PSA=7.3, prostate volume=55cc, 8/17 cores G6 5-35% involvement
SBRT 9 yr onc. resultsSBRT 7 yr QOL results
•treated 10/2010 at age 57 at UCLA,PSA now: 0.1,no lasting urinary, rectal or sexual SEs
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Fairwind
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   Posted 10/6/2017 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Radiation treatment is progressing rapidly..Things are possible today that were unheard of 10 or15 years ago..For treating a single bothersome bone met, SBRT sometimes called 'Cyberknife" can zap the met in 5 treatments and that's that..The cancer in the treated area is killed..Unfortunately, there is a limit to how many mets they can treat that way......Was that the only met the scan revealed?
Age now 75 . Diagnosed G-9 6/2010. RALP, Radiation failed
Lupron, Zytiga, PSA <0.1 10/16 no change <0.1 5/17 PSA 1.6 Chemo or Provenge next..Sept '17, PSA now 9.2. ADT including Zytiga has failed. Will investigate treatment options.

grandpaof4
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   Posted 10/7/2017 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
NEPOL,

Back in 10-3-2012, when I was DX with Advance Prostate stage 4, G9, the cancer had eaten away at my T-12. My lower back was so sore, my wife had to help me out of bed every morning! Sometime in the middle of October, I had 10 rounds of radiations. I haven't had any pain since then. November 6, 2013, I had surgery (Kyphoplasty), on my T12 vertebral to rebuild it. As of today, NO More PAIN!

Hope this helps.

Dave
DOB: 10-28-50; 01-2011 retired-St. Jude Hos. DX: 10-1-2012, PSA 128; G-9; Hi Vol, aggressive, stage 4;10-1-12, daily Bicaltamide 50 mg, 10-3-12, monthly Firmagon/Xgeva; BS, MRI, CT-Mets-skull, spine, ribs & left knee! 3/13 PSA 0.2; 7/13 PSA .06; 02/14; T=3; 10-23-13, 10 round spot Rad to T-12;11-6-13, Surg-T12-Kyphoplasty; 1-14-1st 6 Month Lupron; 09-2013 PSA <.064 to PRESENT!

nepol
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   Posted 10/7/2017 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
A big thanks to all who got back to answer -- TA .. one hit 14 gys.SBRT -- I did not know they could hit it again.. Fairwind.. one was all they found--bone scan small magnet VA special!!! GPof 4.. good to know no more pain . I complained of the pain all the way through 39 rad. treatments. laying on that hard table would set it off for 3--4 hrs. told my regular VA doc took xray never heard from them again .. uro. finally listened 1 year 4 mo. after rad. second VA special they knew where to look! bingo!! wellness to all---NEPOL
Biopsy: 11 out of 12 G4+4
Clinical stage: PT3ANO
Bone scan, CT scan, clear Margins + Lymph Nodes, Vessels clear
RALP on October 7, 2014
Downgraded G4+3
PSA on January 14, 2015 .021
RT 39 sessions March 16th
PSA April 10, 2015 1.83
April 14th, started elligard
PSA June 12, 2015 0.01
PSA July 8, 2015 0.01
Next PSA in January 2016 age at dx 64 and 7 m0. UP GRADED 4+5=9

Tall Allen
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   Posted 10/7/2017 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   
With 14 Gy, I'm sure you'll never need to hit it again - that should take care of it so it will never bother you again. BTW - the organizations that define the standard of care for this (e.g.,NCCN, ASTRO, and ASCO) all now advocate single dose treatment in their most recent guidelines. It sounds like you are getting top quality, state-of-the-art care.
Allen - not an MD
•PSA=7.3, prostate volume=55cc, 8/17 cores G6 5-35% involvement
SBRT 9 yr onc. resultsSBRT 7 yr QOL results
•treated 10/2010 at age 57 at UCLA,PSA now: 0.1,no lasting urinary, rectal or sexual SEs
my PC blog

nepol
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Date Joined Jul 2015
Total Posts : 142
   Posted 10/8/2017 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
well one more run at you= TA all rad. treatment done at Renown in Reno--. Dr. Hardacre. I told him of pain.. there is nothing he can do without note from VA. He was quite upset when I went to see him to zap the met. Said he was going to ablate it!!! Renown is a stand up place I was going to move treatment there Dr. Hardacre advised me not to as long as VA Dr.'s kept sending me to him and letting me talk with him(nothings free). I have gone this far with just a VA uro. Stay safe.. NEPOL
Biopsy: 11 out of 12 G4+4
Clinical stage: PT3ANO
Bone scan, CT scan, clear Margins + Lymph Nodes, Vessels clear
RALP on October 7, 2014
Downgraded G4+3
PSA on January 14, 2015 .021
RT 39 sessions March 16th
PSA April 10, 2015 1.83
April 14th, started elligard
PSA June 12, 2015 0.01
PSA July 8, 2015 0.01
Next PSA in January 2016 age at dx 64 and 7 m0. UP GRADED 4+5=9
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