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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 11/30/2007 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, am about to start radiation therapy next Wed. has anyone on this forum had follow up radiation therapy after RP, and what was the outcome? advice appreciated.
Regards 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. Starting radiation treatment on 5th Dec

Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 12/1/2007 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Best wishes in your RT! I know there are a few links with great feedback regarding RT following RP.  A few of the guys in here have had it and shared their experiences.  I am not sure the links, but I know that I have read a dad will probably start his RT in a couple of months once he has recovered a little more from surgery. 
Father's Information
DX July 15, 2007
Age 62 (now 63)
PSA 5.5
Original Gleason 3+4=7 
Post Surgery Gleason- 4+3=7
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin
One positive node
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
T3a N1 M0
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
HT to being Nov 07
Radiation soon to follow

Cedar Chopper
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 432
   Posted 12/1/2007 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Mal,

Tony's threads (TC-Las Vegas) have a lot of good information.


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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 122
   Posted 12/2/2007 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   

I had robotic surgery 4/10/07 post surgery PSA .28, 37 radiation treatments started 09/06/07 ended 10/26/07

The only problem I had from the radiation was a sore rectum at times suppositories helped, no other side effects ,was able to work ,run and do everything I did before treatments.

I had the treatments in my home town so there was no travel burden for me. Each treatment lasted about 20 minutes or so most of which was set up time,any more questions,

50 years old
gleason 3+4=7 psa5.8 clinical stageT3a
Da vinci surgery April10 2007 Mayo clinic Rochester, Mn.
extraprostatic extension Gleason -same
pelvic lymph nodes -negative
Catheter out April 19
37 treatments IMRT ended 10/26/07

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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 187
   Posted 12/2/2007 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   

Tony's thread is very good...long story short:

1. Walk/ exercise a lot
2. about half way thru I could tell I was getting more tired at night
3. I had SOME bowel/rectal problems--- doc gave me stuff and it helped
4. I had some uinary discomefort---doc gave me stuff and it helped
5. Some stess incontinece a year later---not bad---do Kegels!
6. Post-radiation has a pretty good curative record--- CURE is the goal!
7. GOOD LUCK--- a manageable treatment!
Age 47 - pre-surgury PSA 39
Open Radical Prostatectomy 6/9/2006
Pathological Stage T3a, Positive Surgical Margin
Gleason 3+4
PSA rose to .24 in November of 2006
6 month hormone therapy initiated December 1. 2006
36 sessions of IMRT Ended Feb 1, 2007
PSA as of May 25, 2007 undetectable
PSA as of November 29, 2007 undetectable
Next PSA May of 2008

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