Prostate cancer treatment: stereotactic body radiation therapy

Posted by gmack @gmack, Jun 25, 2017

has anyone had stereotactic body radiation therapy? my doctor has mentioned this treatment as one option available. I have not heard from anyone who has chosen this option.

Every 6 months for 5 years after treatment. The PSA number was acceptable for approximately one year when it began to double every 3 months for 9 months. The theory is that before radiation began the cancer metastasized to the lymph system where it was only detectable by a Pet choline scan.

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@bboxer

Has anyone had Androgen Deprivation Therapy for treatment for prostate cancer and if so, what was your experience?

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Hello my husband has been using that therapy for amost 17 years and is still alive. He is a master on dealIng with the side effects and we both are happy that He has the ability to take this medicine FLOR

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@bboxer

if it’s not too personal; what were the side effects.

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No sex ,hot flashes, fatigue,

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@bboxer

if it’s not too personal; what were the side effects.

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My husband has a PSA test every 4 months and it is undetectable for 17 years

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@bboxer

if it’s not too personal; what were the side effects.

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May I ask you what type of treatment is he taking.
Thank you,
Philn

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@bboxer

if it’s not too personal; what were the side effects.

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Removal

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@bboxer

if it’s not too personal; what were the side effects.

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He gets a shot every 6months of Lupron depot

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@flor

Hello my husband has been using that therapy for amost 17 years and is still alive. He is a master on dealIng with the side effects and we both are happy that He has the ability to take this medicine FLOR

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Has he been on Lupron for 17 years?

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@flor

My husband has a PSA test every 4 months and it is undetectable for 17 years

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Was his prostate removed?

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@jerrymayo123

Was his prostate removed?

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Hi @jerrymayo123, welcome to Connect. I noticed that you have several question for @flor that went unanswered. I've tagged her and hope she'll return to respond to you.

In the meantime, let's get to know you. Have you recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer? What treatments have you had or what decisions are you facing?

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Has anyone been to the Utopia Wellness Center where they claim to cure cancer by holistic means and not radiation or chemotherapy?

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@bboxer

Has anyone had Androgen Deprivation Therapy for treatment for prostate cancer and if so, what was your experience?

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Did 18 months of Lupron from Jan 17-May 18, 6×90 day shots.

PSA dropped to

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