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Aug 4, 2016 · treatment decission for post prostatectomy unclear in Cancer

Much appreciation John for all of that invaluable information which will
surely be helpful in my decision making. Best of Regard’s Ron

Aug 3, 2016 · treatment decission for post prostatectomy unclear in Cancer

predictable, thank you for the link to the Harvard article which is full of
helpful information. ill make copies for my son and daughter and continue
my efforts. Respectfully, Ron.

Aug 3, 2016 · treatment decission for post prostatectomy unclear in Cancer

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!

Jul 29, 2016 · prostate cancer treatment choices in Cancer

Thank’s a ton John! Happy to hear from someone as knowledgeable as yourself
that my thoughts on treatment are plausible and will continue my thrice
weekly workouts as I have the past 40+ years. Regard’s

Jul 29, 2016 · prostate cancer treatment choices in Cancer

hello all, presuming you had opportunity to read my above reply I’m looking at radiation and or ADT, need to decide soon. Thank you in advance for any input and thank you Colleen!

Jul 29, 2016 · prostate cancer treatment choices in Cancer

I was advised to check my p.s.a.in 3 mos. and if above .20 then radiation would be of no value given the involvement with lymph nodes , seminal vesical, fatty cap and margins and that the cancer would have most likely moved beyond my prostate bed in which case ADT was recommended. Given the potential risks of radiation and with only 25% chance of it (radiation) doing me any good at this point im reluctant to go the radiation route even though just below .20 so far. Thank you for your input and any additional will be very appreciated

Jul 29, 2016 · prostate cancer treatment choices in Cancer

Hello everyone, new member looking for some experiences/advise on post radical prostatectomy treatment. my stats: Gleason 9, lymph nodes, seminal vesicle, margins, fat tissue cap all positive for cancer. 5 of 41 lymph nodes removed were positive also seminal vesicle was removed. p.s.a. 3 mos. post op .08, .10 .12 @.15 presently. Prostatectomy was part of protocol for immunotherapy vaccine clinical trial. Would appreciate any input you may have on radiation and/or hormone therapies. Thanks