I'm at 19 down, 4 to go. 46 Gy total. No skin irritation or change for me.
Thanks or the info. How are the treatments going? I also noticed in your sig about
LDR, are you doing brachy after?
ThxSorry for the slow reply. Treatments have been going well, at least well to me. 4 1/2 months of HT with no fatigue and minimal hot flashes that have mostly passed. 21 of 23 IMRT sessions done, some urinary issues (slower flow) that have mostly diminished, but loose stools with diarrhea that has gotten better this week as I have finally decided to use some Imodium to get system back in order. All in all, I'm very happy with my side affects as they seem minimal to me.
I finish IMRT Friday. I'm waiting for the LDR to be scheduled but doc today (at weekly checkup after IMRT) said it should be scheduled soon for somewhere between two to five weeks from now.
The most unpleasant items thus far was the prostate volume study and then the biopsy itself. Everything else has been a big fat nothing burger other than anxiety, which went much lower following making a treatment decision.
PSA 4.1 11/2017 (age 63)
DRE 1/2018, nodule one side
PSA 8.1 1/2018
mpMRI 2/2018, PIRAD 5
Biopsy 2/2018, 12 core + 2 target cores
DX 3/2018 (age 63)
Initial G8 @ UCSD
UPGRADED to G9 (4 cores 4+5, 1 core 4+4, 5 cores 4+3) 6/18 @ JHU
PSA 7.2 3/2018, 1.73 6/2018, 1.38 7/2018
Lupron 4/18 to 10/19
Chose IMRT over SBRT
IMRT 8/18 (23 fractions, 46 Gy), then LDR 110 Gy