Soon you will receive a very warm welcome from our outstanding moderators. But let me be the first to say hello. This is a great forum. You will find friends here and your advice here to be solid.
For my part, I think you need to get a second opinion on the radiation. I have been through the gambit of treatments and hitting the prostate bed while there is a rise in PSA but no evidence of bone invasion means usually to hit the prostate bed as well as the pelvic lymph nodes with radiation. You don't mention whether he has had androgen deprivation therapy (also called Hormone Therapy, using Eligard, Zoladex or Lupron. if not, your going to find many options that you need to know more about
. But like your husband, I havd had the same surgery, I am on Lupron and Casodex, and I have had the radiation. I am no where near incontinent at all and have very few side effects.
Also in studies the drugs are usually free but the administering of them is not. But that should be covered by your insurance. I would not take part in any study that the drugs being studied were not free.
I pray for your safe holidays and peace to you.
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.
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Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 12/20/2007 3:54:01 PM (GMT-7)