Jun 25, 2006 - 9:46 pm
Pathological staging: 3a
Have opinions from two of the top Radiation Oncologists in the country, that based upon the findings of two studies completed in late 2005 (one in Europe and the other here in the US) that men with my numbers will benefit signifcantly from having radiation treatment even if my PSA is currently <0.1. Radiation treatment will extend surival rates by 20%.
Also, surgeon, medical oncology and both radation oncologists all predict separately when asked for a prediction of how soon a detectable PSA will occur that I will have a measurable PSA at 2years post surgery.
I wrestle with going ahead with treatment or not. Am I unnecessarily or prematurely having further treatments with a PSA <0.1?
Feedback please, anyone out there that has numbers like me? what have you done?