Apr 04, 2013 - 3:02 pm
I just got a second opinion/MR biopsy which upgraded my G score from 3+4 to 4+3 on 2/4 MR samples and indicated some extension into the stroma of the surrounding tissue (plus a "suspicious" pelvic node). This seems to take surgery off the table, and my previous TURP "defect" seems to rule out CK or Brachytherapy. As a result, I am looking at external radiation preceded by homone therapy. Do you think that HT is warranted in my case? Also, is there any way to minimize rectal issues from RT?
Thanks for your help. I am 65 and good health, with a 10 year history of PSA rising to 60 (3 year doubling time) and five negative needle biopsies before finally being diagnosed by a TURP biopsy two months ago.