Hi, I'm Mark, and recently joined. Made a few posts already. Dx was Sept '17 PSA just under 10. Had RP in Oct (Fri the 13th even). Pre-surgery MRI and bone scan indicated no metastasis, but my PSA never dropped to zero. Seven weeks after surgery it was 0.77 and went down as low as 0.48, but then in March it started going back up. Did MRI and CT and found a suspicious lymph node and they officially decided I had advanced PC. So they gave me my options and I started Lupron 2 weeks ago and Zytiga 10 days after that. Now I'm scheduled for radiation in Sept of '18. Waiting to see what my first follow up at the end of July shows for my PSA (baseline at 0.87 the day I got my Lupron injection).
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I ditto jackpine. I had 39 sessions of Radiation (5 per week X 8 weeks, no weekends). Was a breeze and no side effect except that a couple of years later they found damage to my left urinary tract. So in and out go the urinary stents (also a breeze). Hopefully you won't have any major side effects later on. Rads done at MSKcc in New York City.
Good Luck and Good Health.
j-o-h-n Tuesday 07/17/2018 6:12 PM EDT