Has anybody here had radiation to spine mets as treatment only? Not for pain relief necessarily. I am waiting for approval from insurance to radiate 4 smalls spots only seen on Pylarify PET. I had the risks explained to me and my concern is that maybe I should let the ADT and 2nd gen do its work and hopefully hold the growth down for as long as I remain hormone sensitive, whatever that might be. The 2 biggest risks is a met in T6 that is about 20% of the vertebrae that I guess will leave a cavity when the cancer dies. And the met in C6 that close to my esophagus.
I am still plenty active and in no pain that I can say for sure is the mets, just sore muscles I think. I am concerned that damage to my spine by radiation might make my QOL much less than it is now, and will be, if I tolerate ADT like I did the first time.
Or do I do this now, be aggressive and get rid of them when their small. My MO told me in great detail where he feels the risks are but that h¹e thinks he can mitigate them.
Anyway, I was gung-ho and getting swept away with putting some action into the scan results. Now that things have slowed down I am rethinking my options a little.
Me, and I'll have something to say about this tomorrow. But now, I need to get some sleep.
Look forward to it. Goodnight.