Beginning Radiation Therapy

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Beginning Radiation Therapy

by hmcG721 on Wed Jul 11, 2018 05:55 PM

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I am going to start radiation therapy in a few days and would like to know if anyone has any ideas for an outcome. I had a prostatectomy Sep 2017 and current ultra sensitive PSA is .015, I had two tumors with Gleason score's of 7 and 9. In addition, I had a positive margin. My recent PET scan was negative and I am in great health. I understand no one can predict the result, however, I am still interested in any input.

RE: Beginning Radiation Therapy

by genemyers on Thu Jul 12, 2018 04:09 AM

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Go to the Memorial Sloan Kettering web site and punch in your psa numbers, etc., and get a free probability of being cancer free 6 years after radiation.

Although your first psa after surgery was .006; most people would consider <.01 as undetectable and I think this nomogram would apply to you.

https://www.mskcc.org/nomograms/prostate/salvage_radiation_t

Good luck

Gene

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