CSN Login
Members Online: 16

15 months since ending the 39 radiation treatments

max27
Posts: 8
Joined: Nov 2011

My PSA was 5.8 and a Gleason of 7.2 and now it has dropped to 1.8 in 13 months. I have had some changes to my bodily functions since the finishing of the radiation treatment. I did start after 5 months having a bleeding rectum after having a BM. That lasted 1 month and stopped. I am OK and have had nothing else as  a change from the radiation treatment.

I made the right decision to have the radiation verses the surgery. Surgery had so many issues in regards to being down in recovery for at least 6 weeks. I own a construction business and just couldn't be away that long if I still wanted to be in business when I recovered.  Inconaence was for sure going to happen. E.D. dysfunction too. I could live with the E.D issue but the incontinence is a lifetime of wearing a diaper. Let alone the odor of urine with me too because of the incontinence.

 

I am so greatful that we live in a time in history that we can have so many choices. Thank you to all of the reserchers and donors who funded the  reserch. THANK YOU!!

VascodaGama's picture
VascodaGama
Posts: 1544
Joined: Nov 2010

Great news. You may expect it to go down further. Hope the nadir is really low and that it stays there forever.

Congratulations.

VG

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2014 © Cancer Survivors Network