It's almost 2 years since I finished my Proton Beam Treatment at Loma Linda. Side effects have been almost nil. Only problem has been urgency. My new urologist "Scoped" my urethra and found I've been peeing through a Very Small Hole which is cause by scar tissue. I believe it was caused by a change in my "Beam" about
2/3rds though the treatment. Technician thought there was a suspicious spot where the urethra leave the prostate and the beam was adjusted to include that area. Looks like that is the area that scarred. I'm having a simple procedure to "slice" the scar tissue in about
4 places to remove the blockage. Hopefully that will take care of the problem. Just when I have all the restrooms in N. Calif. Memorized:)
The good news is my PSA has gone down again to 1.14
Diagnosed with a Gleason 4X3. Second opinion at Stanford came back as 3X4, 1 out of 7 samples, Left Side. DRE showed Normal. Before Biopsy Psa gradually crept to 10. Dropped to 6.4 with Alt. suppliments.
Proton Beam Therapy at Loma Linda 11-06. 1st PSA 4 Months 3.4, PSA at 8 Mo. 1.7. - 1 Yr. PSA 1.8 ( Different Lab ) 4 th PSA Slightly up at 2.19- Free PSA at .33 probably due to BPH. 1 year and 11 mo. Urologist discovered Scar Tissue in the uretha causing frequent urination with burning. Bladder not emptying completely.
Scheduled ( 12/17/07 ) to have the scar tissue sliced to
open up the restriction. Good news is PSA is down to 1.14.
Post Edited (KenW) : 12/7/2007 4:31:35 PM (GMT-7)