Ive been diagnosed recurring prostate cancer in my lymph node only. Ive taken a 6 month Lupron injection (PSA down from 2.0 to .11) , recommended for Zytiga, then radiation as soon as possible. My liver numbers are up due to the Lupron injection and not sure I can make it through the Zytiga. Might end up on something else. I am really worried about where to go for my radiation. and what kind. Proton or Xray(photon). I did Proton last time and it worked on my prostate and seminal vesicles. No cancer there. Just a 3m by 3m tumor in my lower pelvic lymph node 6 years later......
How do you tell who is good at radiation and who isn't? and what kind?
What is my best fallback if the Zytiga doesn't work?
After the Lupron, Zytiga, and the radiation, should I do Taxotere (chemo)?
All input appreciated.......
Where are you located? Maybe I can recommend someone. Pelvic lymph nodes is a wide area usually treated with X-rays.
Maybe try Orgovyx and see if it affects your liver.
last time I went to MD Anderson .....Im in Colorado now
You have Brian Kavanagh at UC Denver - he's one of the best!
Ive picked out a couple but how can you tell who is good and who isn't . I have some local smaller hospitals that do radiation and the doctor seems competent but not sure how to know for sure
Brian Kavanagh has a great reputation.
TA, I’m wondering if you have any knowledge of an RO Thomas Pugh with The Urology Center of Colorado(TUCC). I am scheduled for him to do my whole pelvic RT in August. He has an impressive CV and presents well in the face to face meetings we’ve had. I have not been able to find many patient outcome reviews or testimonials on him. Thanks.
The only RO I know in Colorado is Brian Kavanagh.