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Some casual reading. Best wishes to everyone.
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@sanway, if active surveillance were an option in your situation, would you have felt comfortable with that choice?
I did and feel it was a terrible mistake. Cancer became aggressive while the doctor at Johns Hopkins was monitoring. So now after prostectomy I am on my second round of radiation.
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I thought u could only do one round of radiation after rp. Could u pls elaborate on second round
You cannot radiate the same area. My recurrence was a lymph node just outside previous radiated area.
So I had Prostate bed and pelvic area radiated. So now could only radiate some other area?
Only if it is outside the area that was radiated
First BPH diagnosis in 1976. Concerning comments by doctor at annual workplace physical exams. Fast forward to 2000. BPH + PSA led to multiple to Active Surveillance (Watchful Waiting) for 20 years. Covid happens, my doctor’s office, hospital and lab become restricted, only taking emergencies for 9 months. My prostate cancer symptoms occurred all at once. I end up in the emergency room. CT Scan indicates prostate problems. Biopsy, December 15, 2020, indicates stage 4 prostate cancer. Started treatment right away. I am now on monthly PSA’s and Active Surveillance for eternity.
I don't know how old you are. But has anyone mentioned Lupron to you?
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