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Old 08-24-2010, 04:19 PM   #1
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It is sometime since I have posted. My husband, with a stage 2, Gleason 9 prostate cancer is, as all the professionals have said, a complicated case as he has radiation and chemotherapy following surgery for rectal cancer seven years ago. Because of this, he could not have surgery for PC or external beam radiation. Having consulted several professionals, it was advised that HDR would be the best way to go. This treatment is not available in the Bahamas so we went to Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami. The treatment was given by a radiation oncologist and a urologist. The care was excellent. All have advised he should continue on three monthly Lupron and have his PSA monitored closely. Now, we resume our normal life and hope and pray for the best.
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You have both given the cancers some mighty blows. Here's wishing you success!

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Hopefully there will be minimal treatment effects following HDR. It should be minor compared to what he has already been through. Wishing you both the best.

 
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Thanks for the good wishes. Luckily, so far there are no side effects at all. The main purpose was to avoid more damage to the rectum. Palladium seed brachytherapy was initially recommended but, due to the successful TURP done in 2004, there is not enough tissue in the prostate to implant the seeds. In fact his prostate can hardly be felt by all those who have done a DRE ( and there have been alot of them!!)
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