I haven't posted any stupid questions for a few days so I'll try and get myself ahead now!
Background: I have just had second 12 week Prostap injection today. I have had minimal side effects from HT bar weight gain around the waist. Some pain weeing maybe connected to cycling which I've already posted. Is there any higher risk of side effects with a higher dose 12 week injection?
1. How is it there appear to be people with similar diagnosis to me who have been offered and given brachytherapy? They declare T3b N? M0 Glleason 9 (4/5).
2. What criteria determines whether RT is done over 20 or 37 sessions?
I have a meeting with private oncologist on Wednesday to discuss RT planning. Sorry for flogging a dead horse but I want to ask about going NHS. I asked last time but feel he avoided the issue. I get so little information from being private.
On a different note a gentleman who I know through a friend approached me in the pub tonight. He said he knew my condition and that he had a brain tumour that required 25 RT sessions at the Freeman Newcastle (where I will be going for 37 sessions soon). He made me aware of a charity called "Daft as a brush" (Bobby Robson-Paul Gascoigne?) who took him to every RT session, waited and then took him home. I want to work as much as I can whilst feeling competent at doing so. How good is that as a charitable aid to people in our position? Is this a north east only facility?
Another weird issue is that my department at work (knowing my exact condition) declared I will be working on a major new project with one other engineer. This involves long business trips to Japan. I said i don't know how I'll be but if all goes well the minimum requirement would be 3 monthly PSA tests.
I'm a bit nervous about having locally advanced prostate cancer on the other side of the world? I've plenty of experience working in Japan but non with PCa!!!!!