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Radiation After Surgery - Adjuvant or Salvage

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WHW
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Randy in Indy, I have lost your email address. This is the info you asked about.

I opened this topic so that others that follow might have access to it as well.

I had surgery September 17,09 and my first three PSA tests were detectable so I opted to begin IG/IMRT at only 74 days post surgery. Today I completed #33 and have only 2 to go.

The following are some of the links that I have collected that address the success rates for undergoing radiation treatment after surgery, whether it be Adjuvant or Salvage. I hope that this info helps somebody out there.

http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/results/postop-radiation0905

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1475975/

http://www.hisprostatecancer.com/salvage-radiation.html

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Urology/ProstateCancer/9858

Sonny
61 years old
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
<5%, 90%, 40%
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
CT Organ Scan - negative
Nuclear Bone Scan - Negative
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology:
Gleason: Changed to (4+3) = 7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
NERVES SPARED-positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT began Nov 30,2009 (74 days post surgery)35 treatments total 70Gy

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