Hey Explorer, I hope your first radiation therapy session went well. (Suggest full bladder, empty rectum, every time). At my first one, as the machine was being indexed just before delivery started, I had a brief fantasy of jumping off the table and running out of the room! It will become quite routine after a while. Did you notice what x-ray machine they had? Mine was a Varian Trilogy with Rapidarc. It was very quick, each session about
12 minutes, and barely two minutes to deliver the treatment.
I've added you to our G9/10 Crew Roster on this thread, on the illustrious G10 list. We don't see a lot of G10, just a few per year. about
the same as the G9 5+4 rate. Having cores with either all or mostly type 5 cells is a similar risk. I always strove for top scores on tests, but this is one that was not at all desirable! The roster has forum names, date of diagnosis, and a link to their first post:The Gleason 9 (and 10) Crew - Welcome and how ya doin'? (Part 3, continued thread)
I like to call it the least favorite chapter of the club no one wants to join! It's meant as a gathering place for those of us facing this diagnosis, since our concerns tend to be focused around the most aggressive treatment plans and outcomes. You may find it interesting to peruse the posts there.
The other guys have some good suggestions. Stay with us here; it's a bunch of helpful lay people. Whatever's going on it's likely someone here can chime in with first-hand experience.
Bx: 6/12 pos, G9=5+4 (80%, 60%), 4+5 (2@100%, 80%, 10%), PNI+
cT3a (3T mpMRI: Bilateral EPE, NVB+, SV-, LN-)
Date PSA fPSA
9/12 4.1 15%
3/13 5.2 12% PCA3=31
IGRT by IMRT, 44 done 8/28/13: 50.4 Gy pelvic nodes, 79.2 Gy prostate
ADT2 3 yrs: Lupron/Casodex, ended 3/16
PSA <0.1 : 8/13 - 5/16;
0.2-8/16, 0.5-12/16, 0.7-3/17, 0.8-5/17, 0.8-7/17, 0.7-10/17, 0.6-1/18