Prostate Cancer Community
POST PROSTATE SURGERY RADIATION
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to advanced or metastatic prostate cancer, biopsy, bone scan, blood in urine or semen, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), CT scan, cystoscopy, erectile dysfunction (ED), hormone therapy, incontinence, pain (abdomen, lower back or hip), PSA test, prostatitis, radiation therapy, rectal exam, recurrent cancer, screening, staging (tumor size, metastasis), transrectal ultrasound, and urinary difficulty, burning, or urgency (leaking).

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

POST PROSTATE SURGERY RADIATION

5 YEARS AGO I ELECTED TO HAVE ROBOTIC PROSTATE SURGERY WITH GOOD RESULTS. MY PSA AT THE TIME OF SURGERY WAS 11.5 W/GLEASON SCORE OF 7=4 3. MARGINS CAME BACK UNTRACEABLE 3 MONTS AFTER SURGERY. IN THE LAST 2 YRS I HAVE GONE FROM.0 TO.1, BACK TO .0, BACK TO .1 AND JUST LAST WEEK TO .2. MY DOCTOR WANTS ME BACK IN 3-4 MONTHS. IF PSA IS STILL AT.2 OR BETTER  WE SHOULD CONSIDER 4 WEEKS OF RADIATION THERAPY. HAS ANYBODY OUT THERE HAD THIS HAPPEN TO THEM. WILL I BE ABLE TO WORK & FUNCTION DURING THE PROCEDURE ? HOW ABOUT OTHER TREATMENTS SUCH AS HARMONE SHOTS OR OTHERS.
Related Discussions
Avatar_m_tn
Hi Steve. 5 years is a good amount of time without a double! I see your age in the profile and can only say that I know 4 men that have had 7-8 weeks of rad. 5 days a week and had no problems working etc. It's like getting an xray every day. takes only a few minutes and many have it done on their lunch break. Many say that hormones @ the same time helps your chance of keeping the cancer sleeping. Testosterone fuels this disease and at your age it should be declining so the doctor is taking their time to decide. Some docs alternate rad. hormones and even chemo...even @ low p.s.a. #s like yours. Its usually a very slow growing process, and with some luck...lol....your gonna die from something else before this. good luck!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Prostate Cancer Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank