Just had gold markers inserted. I go back for CT-Simulation calibration on 26 Dec. It seems like a while since I had the biopsy and was diagnosed, but I am eager to get started with IMRT. I should start the radiation treatments the week after CT-Simulation calibration. The hormone shot really kicked in ED. Any recommendations?View Thread
Had my CT Simulation yesterday. Anxious to start IMRT. Does anyone know of any complications during or after 8 weeks of IMRT? Some have experienced continuing pain after IMRT. Don't know if I should expect the same.View Thread
JohnPM, I just had my first of two 3mo. hormone injection 2 wks ago. Going for gold markers in mid Dec so they will assess the prostate size while implanting the markers. Will let you know if the size is an issue. Not scheduled for another psa until completion of 8 weeks of IMRT. Thanks for the information and I will pray that your psa and prostate return to what is expected. RichardAView Thread
steady022, Starting radiation in a few weeks. Just had the first of two three-month hormone (Lupron) injections and will undergo a gold seed implant just prior to IMRT. Still worried about the side affects of ED and colon and bowel problems that could occur from the radiation. Any words of wisdom from someone that has undergone the treatment? Has your PSA number reduced? I am relying on prayer and the LORD for my healing, but following the advice and treatment plans of my Doctors. RichardAView Thread
After rising PSA, DRE, Sonogram, and Biopsy I have been told 6 of 12 biopsies are positive for Adenocarcinoma with Gleason scores of 6 (4 biopsies) & 7 (2 biopsies). My Doctor gave several options and I have chosen IMRT (7 weeks) with markers placed and hormone therapy during radiation. First appointment with radiology is in 11/2 weeks. PSA will be taken every 6 months as follow-up.
I believe IMRT is a better choice because it seems to have a good success rate with fewer side affects. Any thoughts on my choice or what I can expect during and after radiation?View Thread