So in my weekly "status check" with Dr Zelefsky, my RO, I brought up the study that we are talking about
in this thread. I figured he would know about
it, as he just returned today from the ASTRO conference at which the preliminary results were presented. What i did not know was that he was a part of the study. (not the lead)
So he stated a few things in response
1, the results are still too preliminary to be actionable (i expected this)
2. even if they were not too preliminary, it wouldn't apply to all patients universally
3. it would definitely not apply to my case . He said that if i was a G8 he would be radiating the pelvic nodes without question. But as a low intermediate G7, and considering that i had 9 nodes taken during surgery, and all were negative, it is unlikely that i would benefit from treatment to the nodes
4. Whole pelvic radiation is "not without side effects" such as adhesions, and some other issues which i dont remember.
So it was a good clarification, and as i told him, i just wanted to mention it to be complete, i had no doubt that if i might benefit from Whole Pelvic treatement, he would be giving it to me.
He is a good man, very patient, explains things well. I am glad i chose to be treated by him.
I am not a doctor, just another guy without a prostate
Dx Age 64 Nov 2014, PSA 4.3
BX 3 of 12 cores positive original pathology G6
RALP with Dr Ash Tewari Jan 6, 2015
Post surgical pathology G7 (3+4), - ECE, - Margins, -LN, -SV (+ frozen section apex converted to negative)
PSA @ 6 weeks 2/15, .<02, remained <0.02 until January 2017, .02, repeat Feb 2017, still .02. May 2017-.033, August 2017- .033 November .046, March 2018 .060. June 2018 .068, July 2018 - .082, August 2018, .078, August 2018 - .08
Decipher test, low risk, .37 score
My story.... tinyurl.com/qgyu3xq
My PSA History - /drive.google.com/file/d/1ltbG8x-iyH3k9pEltudhXt9u1krRwJSH/view?usp=sharing