Nov 09, 2011 - 10:15 pm
Just wanted to sign in with details of our decisions in the PC journey. My husband has started Casodex/Lupron TIP and after scans and more scans, we have decided to go forward with Cyberknife to target the one known tumor/lesion on the sacral vertebra. We are both pretty excited about this, hoping that it will target the main source of the rising PSA. We realize there are more than likely other micrometastatic prostate cancer cells out there somewhere and feel that the hormone blockage will suppress them.
Thank you all again for your support. Just knowing that you are present online is a great comfort, and great motivator to be aggressive and questioning in working through treatment options. Jane
Background Clinical History:
Radical Prostatectomy 20 Sep 2001 at Walter Reed Army Hospital Age: 52
Post surgery pathology report:
Rising PSA detected in October 2010. Physical examination and follow up transrectal ultrasound showed a mass in the prostate bed (left anterior wall of the rectum). Biopsy performed on December 14, 2010. Pathology report showed a tumor with a growth pattern consistent with Gleason pattern 4+4=8.
Started radiation treatment on 23 Feb 2011 to 19 Apr 2011
Aug 2011 - Nuclear Medicine bone imaging whole body – No definite metastatic lesions identified
Post radiation PSA
09 Oct 2011 - Fluoride bone scan identified spot on sacral spine
22 Oct 2011 - Started Casodex
08 Nov 2011 - First Lupron shot