Nov 03, 2012 - 4:38 am
I had a Biopsy April of this year, told cancer 5 out of 12 cores positive, gleason=8 PSA 11.6 Nov 2011, 10.6 in July 2012.
RP nerve sparing Surgery at Barnes in July. PSA at 4 weeks .26, at 8 wks .12, at 14 wks .2 All at Different labs. ECE, SVI, PNI, nodes clear, margins clear.
I am trying to figure out what to do next.
Can have IMRT radiation to prostate bed near home, or travel for a trial, which includes IMRT radiation and hormones (Lupron and Casodex) or just radiation alone. Radiation may includes nodes.
Oncologist at home did not offer hormones, said was not according to "guidelines", tho he would give them to me if wanted, and warned of side effects. But, that makes us the Dr. Was uncomfortable with the lack of direction.
Has anyone spent 7 wks in a hotel for radiation?
Would really appreciate any help/ideas you have.