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My question is this prostrate surgery 2013 >Gleason 3+4> 1 positive margin bcr 2019 > radiation >@0.14 [ psa now 0.027 should I be seeking a oncologist as well , I have good urologist >and radiation oncologist @this point.. FROM HACKENSACK HOSPITAL THANK YOU

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Simple answer---YES. The more info/input you can get the better. I neglected this early in my treatments and wish I hadn't.

Thank you

No. Wait to see if that cured you first.

Thank you for the reply

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mharan in reply to Tall_Allen

Tall_AllenYou mentioned in a post that I can't find about your treatment and that you have been cured. I'm seeing my urologist on Monday and I would like to have your info.

Thanks mharan

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Tall_Allen in reply to mharan

I had low risk localized PC, not advanced.

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mharan in reply to Tall_Allen

What was your treatment and how long have you been cured?

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Tall_Allen in reply to mharan

SBRT, 10 ½ years ago.

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mharan in reply to Tall_Allen

Would you consider my case low-risk or advanced?

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Tall_Allen in reply to mharan

Neither. If it has penetrated the prostate capsule and there are no metastases, it is "high risk."

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mharan in reply to Tall_Allen

If they use your treatment recommendation will they be going for remission or a cure? Also what would you say is (are) the best ADT drug(s)

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Tall_Allen in reply to mharan

Brachy boost therapy is known to be the most curative treatment option. It is done with 18 months of ADT. Most just use Lupron (or similar).

I think it's risky to not have an oncologist if you have aggressive or advanced cancer. The more experts you can add to your team, the better chance you have of choosing the best treatment plans for your case. When you add experts to your team, you don't need to kick anyone else off your team.

Thanks for the reply

IMO it might be good to have an Oncologist already up to date & monitoring you so if you had another reoccurrence (BCR) they would be ready to step in with treatment.

Just a thought.

Get a pretty one.............

Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Thursday 05/13/2021 9:34 PM DST

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