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italbeok
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 11/16/2006 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello--looking for someone that has had radiation treatment for prostate cancer at the Tampa VA hospital--or any stories concerning radiation treatment of the prostate-thanks-italbeok

JustJulie
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 355
   Posted 11/16/2006 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the forum, you will, no doubt, gets lots of useful information here.  My husband recently completed a six-month course of Brachytherapy (internal seed implant).  Three-month results were good and we're hoping for even better final results tomorrow.
 
Here is there we started ...
 
PSA 3.74
Gleason 6 (3+3)
Age 44
In excellent physical health and no symptoms
 
Three month result ...
PSA down to 0.95
 
Six-month result to follow.
 
The surgery requires only one day in hospital.  You will have an urgency to urinate and some burning (Flomax is a great drug to help with that).  There will be some fatigue - with Brachytherapy you are essentially in treatment for six months 24/7 so there's not turning it on and off.
 
Good luck to you, do lots of research and make an informed decision.
 
 

Swimom
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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 11/16/2006 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Julie,

I just knew you'd chime in with some good words to say! You are our resident scoop on brachy info :>) Glad hubby is doing very well...his 3 month PSA is amazing!

Swim

bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 11/16/2006 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi ~ italbeok,

 

I started to reply to this message and realized you had another thread started… Prostate Cancer Options… This thread has your specific information ~ which is helpful to those who read it….  If you stay on your original thread everyone will be able to follow your journey with where you started and where you go with your decision ~ and this will be very helpful for future newbies and for us……   Just a suggestion!!

 

I'm going to post on your original thread ....  Prostate Cancer Options....   :)

 

See you there :-)

Though you cannot always see the bird singing, if you listen with your heart,

you can always hear her song.

 


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… 53 on surgery day

RRP April 3, 2006   PSA 4.6 Gleason  3+3=6  T2a   Confined to Prostate

June 29th PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable

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