I am a 70 year old Caucasian male, 5'10" and 240 pounds. Other than the cancer and weight I am in good health (blood work is all in normal range) and feel good.
In 2006 I was diagnosed with bladder cancer. I have had 4 cystoscopys for removal of tumors. I had BCG treatments in 2007 and in 2010. I had a reaction to the BCG treatment in December of 2010 and a BAD case or reactive arthritis. I had another biopsy/removal in May and a rating of 3/4.
In May 2010 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer (Gleason 5+3= and had a radical prostatectomy ( DaVinci). All margins and lymph nodes were clear. Until May of this year my PSA was <0.1 when it came back at 0.11. On June 1, another PSA came back 0.10.
My Uroligist sent me to a Radiologist and we discussed irradiating both the bladder and the pelvic bed of the prostate area. The other discussion was to do a cystectomy and then radiate the pelvic area. The urologist has not had a similar situation before and seems unsure how to proceed. Right now we are intending to wait for another PSA test to be done on July 12 before settling on a treatment.
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