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Radiation Therapy

Posted 04 Jan 2023 at 07:32

I am getting confused by radiation therapies on offer. As mine is advanced o believe that I cannot have brachytherapy or SBRT and must rely on IMRT. Also I  am sure I heard something about the prostate and pelvic area but it went in one ear and out the other. I'm not sure what she meant! Lol




Posted 04 Jan 2023 at 21:54

If you're advanced like me, you'll be offered radiotherapy to the prostate - 20 blasts over 4 weeks.

Personally, I turned it down on quality of life reasons. How can you work and travel to hospital for an hour and half each day?  Plus, very concerned about potential continence issues.  I'm just sticking with my apalutamide for now!

Posted 04 Jan 2023 at 22:26

I bit the bullet had 37 fractions but 2 years on psa now 0.01 undetectable 

Posted 04 Jan 2023 at 22:26
That is the first time you have mentioned being diagnosed with advanced PCa, I think? In December you were posting about getting fit for the op.

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

Posted 04 Jan 2023 at 22:26
What is your diagnosis? T?N?M?


Posted 04 Jan 2023 at 22:28

Had radiotherapy at 8.00 in the morning never missed a shift at work working all the way through treatment 👍

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