Jun 18, 2011 - 3:48 am
I have a loved one that recently went through a RP 5/11/11. Gleeson of 8 T2C with known unclean borders on one side. Recheck of PSA one month after surgery showed a PSA of 0.42. He will now be starting radiation therapy in July as soon as he is cleared from surgeon. My question is 1) I know that a PSA score of anything about "0" is not good, but please give me reality of how bad is it really when looking at re-occurance (and is it considered reoccurance is just continuation of disease since the PSA never got to "0"?) and if radiation will be effective. 2) What are the common side effects of radiation therapy with 38 treatments?