Sep 07, 2011 - 10:33 pm
I'm halfway through radiation treatments,22 down 22 to go for a total of 79.2 gys. just to the prostate and surrounding vesicles. Originally, I thought I was also getting radiation to the surrounding lymph nodes. The rad. onc. indicated in my case (gleason 9/10) there is only a 7% chance of lymph node involvement and doesn't want to subject to the side effects of addition treatment. She mentioned if I want to treat the pelvic area, now is the time to do it. Does anyone have thoughts in this area. Should I now have radiation to the pelvic area or continue what the rad onc. suggest. From what I've been reading, you only have one chance at radiation and you can't go back. I'm a newbe here trying to understand all this in a short amount of time. Thanks so much for this site.