Greetings everyone, I,m a Gleason 9 with invasion/envolvement in 5 of 41 biopsied lymph nodes, seminal vesicle, periprostatic cap and margins. My prostatectomy was performed Dec. last year with 3 mo. post op p.s.a. @ .08 subsequent #’s were 0.1, 0.12 and presently 0.15 on p.s.a. I have several Dr.’s opinion vacillating between radiation, hormones or both as treatment. the problem I have with radiation is this: I have no prostate, therefore no tumor to focus a beam onto leaving salvage radiation across the entire prostate bed including healthy tissues. Given the extent of my cancer that was removed during my surgery the probability it (cancer) has gone beyond the pelvic region are very high (75%) meaning salvage radiation would be of little to zero value. I am going forward with hormone therapy soon knowing it will only slow down the cancer growth, not kill it. M y major concern with radiation is the bladder, rectum and other healthy tissue involvement and manifestations e.g., incontinence, other cancers. Any advice either personal or through acquaintances will be very much appreciated. Seize the Day!