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  1. Congrats, Dave. I have my 6-month post SRT PSA...

    Congrats, Dave. I have my 6-month post SRT PSA test next month and I'm nervous since my PSA hasn't been tested since starting SRT. I also see my RO next month as well. Hoping I have the same success...
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    So true. My SRT journey was way more expensive...

    So true. My SRT journey was way more expensive out-of-pocket than my surgery, If I didn't have insurance, I'd have to mortgage my house. I chose to start SRT at suspected BCR of .06 because that's...
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    Eric; YOu bring up a very interesting topic and...

    Eric;
    YOu bring up a very interesting topic and one that I have researched and thought of a lot, particularly the first 8 months following RP when my incontinence was the worst. As it turns out, I...
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    I'll repeat Dave's advice ... "Clean and Lube the...

    I'll repeat Dave's advice ... "Clean and Lube the catheter 2X a day". I didn't do this, not because I didn't want to but because I was never given instructions by the (male) nurse at the Cleveland...
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    I had very similar post-surgery pathology as you....

    I had very similar post-surgery pathology as you. Though my biopsy showed 3+4 = 7 and thankfully it stayed that after surgery. I had a very small positive margin of 1mm and Grade group 2. My PSA was...
  6. Hi OTS; Just for another data point, my RO (And...

    Hi OTS;
    Just for another data point, my RO (And my surgeon for that matter) never mentioned genetic testing in any of my treatment decisions at the Cleveland Clinic. In fact, Genetic testing was not...
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    I just finished my Salvage Radiation Therapy...

    I just finished my Salvage Radiation Therapy about 3 weeks ago and I didn't encounter really any side other than perhaps fatigue.

    I also had an early treatment (8 am) before going to work where I...
  8. Djin; This is a really interesting topic that...

    Djin;
    This is a really interesting topic that comes up from time to time and it continues to make me question the skill of my surgeon. I have read atleast one study that stated how PSM are the...
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    AceVA; I also had my surgery at the Cleveland...

    AceVA;
    I also had my surgery at the Cleveland Clinic and was very happy with them. I am fortunate that I live in Cleveland so did not have to find a hotel. I had a friend bring me home after surgery...
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    I'm assuming with my not so bad pathology, he...

    I'm assuming with my not so bad pathology, he doesn't expect anything drastic to happen even in 6 months and perhaps it makes my RO look better (And also gives me less stress) if he gives a longer...
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    HighlanderCFH; Interestingly, my surgeon would...

    HighlanderCFH;
    Interestingly, my surgeon would always do a FreePSA test on me even after I had surgery and I could never figure out why. My only explanation was that it made the clinic more money...
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    Hello All; Thought I'd give another update...

    Hello All;
    Thought I'd give another update because I finished my course of 35 radiation treatments today. Total dosage of 70 gy. Currently as of today, I am not experiencing any side effects. Though...
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    Hello All; I thought I'd give another update...

    Hello All;
    I thought I'd give another update because I am only 8 radiation treatments from the end :-).

    I haven't been posting, fortunately because there wasn't much to tell which is a great...
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    Hello All; I thought I'd give you an update....

    Hello All;
    I thought I'd give you an update. This Friday will mark my half way point in my SRT treatments. I have about 4 weeks to go with my last treatment scheduled for July 2nd, 2019. At the 50%...
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    Sorry ... I missed that part about your husband...

    Sorry ... I missed that part about your husband already about to be scheduled for RP. In that case a second opinion on the biopsy isn't necessary since his entire prostate will be sent to the...
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    That's what my pathology says. I looked up the...

    That's what my pathology says. I looked up the stats of my pathologist that did the examination and she was trained at John Hopkins. The pathology makes reference to capsular incision so I take that...
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    I'll give a few thoughts though I'm sure others...

    I'll give a few thoughts though I'm sure others will chime in too.

    While it's great to get a Biopsy of 3+3=6, It's a good idea to get a second opinion as a fair number of men's biopsys come up a...
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    Thank yo very much, Eric for your feedback. Can't...

    Thank yo very much, Eric for your feedback. Can't wait until I only have two more to go so you're in a good situation. Hope you continue to avoid serious side effects.

    Tim
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    Thanks, Djin; I read so many of your responses...

    Thanks, Djin;
    I read so many of your responses to other member's posts and you seem to be very knowledgeable and have done your research so I take your thoughts with a lot of confidence. Thanks for...
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    MY SRT Journey ...

    Hello All;
    I thought I'd start a thread on my experience with SRT after 1-1/2 years after RP. You all can look at my data to see my history but I had an undetectable PSA up until last November, 2018...
  21. Thank you very much, Dave - I sent you a bunch of...

    Thank you very much, Dave - I sent you a bunch of PMs back.

    Tim
  22. Hi Ken. Great information. Hopefully my...

    Hi Ken. Great information. Hopefully my experience will be the same as yours. I'm sure I'll be anxious to report about it on here. It seems there are some doctor's such as yours and one other fella...
  23. Questions about SRT and its side effects (Without RT)

    Hello all;
    I am going to begin Salvage Radiation Therapy after my PSA began to climb slowly 1-1/2 years following RP.

    What are the side effects that the majority of of people having this done...
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    Anyone have any experience with Casodex?

    Hello All;
    Has anyone heard if the HT drug, Casodex ?

    I asked my URO at the Cleveland Clinic about the benefit of adding Horomone Therapy to my SRT regiment and he said ...

    "This is some...
  25. HI Dave; As you can see from my signature line,...

    HI Dave;
    As you can see from my signature line, my PSA is creeping up, not very fast (Fortunately) but there is a rise at every test since last Nov, 2018 (Except one which was separated by only 3...
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