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Do u need markers for srt post rp. I have conflicting fm my doctors
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What do you mean by "SRT Post RP"? Also what do you mean by "Conflicting FM". I understand getting markers put into you for SRT treatment since I had/have them in me but I don't understand your question, sorry.
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I am starting salvage radiation after rp surgery. Two surgeon consults and one radiation oncologist have said I do not need markers. One surgeon and my selected Ro have said I should get them. Thoughts?
If your selected RO says to get them, then get them. The RO would probably not do the radiation without them. How would he aim the beam without them?
I am getting salvage radiation for 2nd.time. Both times I had what they called a “simulation” which involved “tiny tattoos” burned onto me. Is that what you mean by markers?
Not sure why the two surgeons and the one radiation oncologist would say no to the markers.
I have had SRT to the prostate bed and radiation to the pelvic lymph nodes. In both cases my radiation oncologist and her team had markers which served to align me on the table in the same exact location each time. They also had a mold made of my lower body to assist in my laying in the exact same position each time.
The precision required to deliver the exact radiation beam, the location, depth of the beam, angle in which it is delivered, duration of the beam, intensity…all require it.
Even then they take an image of the radiation target area before they start and then make any adjustments to the plan for that session.
Your radiation oncologist should show you the plan, mine did, it’s a complex 3D model.
Ditto to Kujhawk1978 reply. Sounds exactly what I am going through right now.
no these r gold markers inserted to mark prostate bed
I’m having gold markers and Spaceoar inserted tomorrow at Mayo Jacksonville. I will be having hyper fractionated IMRT sometime after. I was supposed to have the procedure last week but a kidney stone and infection delayed the surgery. The surgeon will remove the stent at the same time. A lot going on down there. I would like some comments on those who have had IMRT if it’s convenient. Mayo Jacksonville doesn’t have a proton treatment yet and I have read IMRT is comparable.
I had SRT in March 2016, 39 Rapid ARC IMRT, 70.2Gya.
The sessions were M-F, I usually did them late afternoon. Most difficult part was ensuring the bidder was full prior to my time on the table. Other than that, on the table, the radiation team did its job, off the table, bathroom and then home.
I did not experience any side affects during or still (five years later). That is testimony to to the technology and skills of the radiation them.
So, you're having hypo-fractionated which may simply mean you don't spend almost eight weeks having treatment. For me, that mean eight weeks where I could not travel though weekends were free.
Thanks for the information. I had the stent removed and the gold markers and Spaceoar put in. Very little pain but a little sore. Next step is simulation at end of the month. Once again thanks for your information. The doctor said the treatments will be for 4 weeks which will be better because I have to drive about 30 miles each way.
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