Jun 03, 2007 - 12:17 pm
I am new to the group. PSA has risen to 0.2 five years after prostatectomy. Salvage radiation is being recommended. I plan to get two Radiation Oncologist's opinions. One locally, here in Tulsa, OK, and one at M.D. Anderson in Houston.
From my readings so far it appears I have about 1 chance in 3 of being "controlled/cured" after radiation.
I see my local oncologist for the first time Wednesday June 6th. I am developing a "question list" now. Of course side effects are a big item on the list. I have read urinary incontinence, long term, isn't too big of a problem but I am a bit worried about bowel problems. ED is already a problem and the wife and I have already come to grips with that.
Any input from anyone having had Salvage Radiation after a prostatectomy would be appreciated.
Have a great day! PS I am 67 years old and retired.