Starting radiotherapy in 4 weeks

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maldugs
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 10/31/2007 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, went to see the Radiation Onocologist yesterday, he said obviously that some cells have been left behind after the surgery, he said in his experience the remaining cells usually are located in the prostate bed, and has recommended a 6weeks daily course of radiation to that area, he also gave me a 70% chance of killing all the cells in that area.
 
Sooo...here we go on another leg of this journey...wish me luck.
 
Mal.
age 67 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7  right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,
Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck, free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.
Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept. next PSA 26th Oct. seeing Radiation Onocologist 31st Oct. PSA 0.5 23rd October.


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 10/31/2007 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Luck at you.

I hope that you do well. I did well on my post op RT it really wasn't too bad at all.

Tony
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
 
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable.  It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
 
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.
 
STAY POSITIVE!


jwb187
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 101
   Posted 10/31/2007 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck to you Maldugs, I just today finished 7 weeks of IMRT Novalis shaped beam therapy, 35 treatments. I had no problems at all with the treatments, takes about 15 minutes once you get in the room and on the table. I like Tony (tc las vegas) had positive margin's and some invasion of the seminal vesicle so I like you was told that I needed some additional adjuvant therapy to kill any residual cells that may have been retained in the prostate bed. Hope yours goes as well as mine....jwb
age: 61
PSA 4.57 - Positive DRE
Biopsy 3-19-07 - Gleason 4+4=8
Negative bone scan 3-20-07
DaVinci 4-24-07
Catheter out 5-01-07
post op pathology:
positive margin left side of prostate
left seminal vesicle involved (both removed)
No lymph node involvement
New gleason score 9
T3B....radiation consult on 5-9-07.
June 5, 2007 1st psa post surgery 0.62
June 27, 2007 second psa post surgery 0.59
June 27, 2007 started Lupron injection (24 mos)
September 6, 2007 scheduled to be marked and prepped for radiation therapy.
Start IMRT therapy on September 13, 2007.
September 26,2007 psa test .08


mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 10/31/2007 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Maldugs. Hoping the best for you. Go ahead and move forward and get it done. Let us know how you are doing.

Mika
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