Oct 18, 2011 - 12:17 pm
My husband was diagnosed in April 2011 with Gleason 9 (4+5)prostate cancer. Bone scan and CT and MRI scans were clear. He had a radical prostectomy(nerves removed too)in June. Lymph nodes, bladder and seminal vesicles were clear, however there was some evidence that the cancer was breaking out of the capsule. His PSA currently done in September was 0, he is scheduled for another in November. The oncologist is recommending that he have radiation even if his PSA stays 0 because of the aggressive nature of the tumor. My husband is leaning toward not radiating if the PSA is 0. He is currently still very incontinent and that is a concern. Can anyone let us know what the current thinking is about radiating in these circumstances and how much does it increase cure/survival rates?
Thanks to all-