Jul 12, 2010 - 5:57 pm
Back again with another question. Prior to my daVinci surgery in June 2009, I was lead to believe that the "gold standard" was surgery plus radiation (the rationale being best chance for total removal in mind and body of CA). I was unable to follow with the radiation immediately after surgery due to incontince. Did everything to remove the incontinence over the 11 months post op. It went way down, but not all the way. Then in April 2010 (with the "ultrasensitive" PSA testing) my PSA level went from 0.05 to 0.07. Not a large rise, but a rise nevertheless. Decision was radiation ASAP, but AUS surgery first. So in April I had Casodex/Lupron(the 4 month shot) and on May 10 had the AUS surgery. I started radiation IMRT therapy in June and am 20 days in with no side effects.