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    Old 06-24-2020, 09:47 AM   #1
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    Embolization or Radiation

    I have prostate cancer and the cancer has spread to the bladder also to the bones. Last September I had 17 radiation treatments on the affected areas (pelvis and lymph node). Two months ago I started having blood in my urine. My Urologist did a cystoscopy about 2 weeks ago which confirmed aggressive prostate cancer and prostate cells in the bladder. I have been wearing a Foley catheter since the bleeding started (approx. 2 months ago). My Oncologist wants me to do 20 sessions of radiation to the prostate and bladder starting next week. I saw my Urologist this morning and he is very adamant about having embolization performed and hold off on the radiation. I have been receiving Eligard shots monthly for 11 months and the Oncologist is starting me on Zytiga (250mg 4 pills a day) tomorrow, supplemented by Prednisone 5mg. I have to make a decision! Embolization or Radiation. Has anyone else been through these processes? Comments would be appreciated.

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    Old 06-24-2020, 11:30 AM   #2
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    Re: Embolization or Radiation

    No experience with the specific issue.

    You've heard the urologist's opinion about which comes first. Did he reach out to the oncologist and discuss it with him before contradicting him?

    What does the oncologist say about postponing his treatment recommendation for the urologist's recommendation?
    Born 1953; family w/PCa-grandfather, 3 brothers;
    7-12-04 PSA 1.9; 7-10-06 PSA 2.0; 8-30-07 PSA 3.2; 12-1-11 PSA 5.7; 5-16-12 PSA 4.76; 12-11-12 PSA 5.2; 3-7-16 PSA 7.2;
    3-14-16 TRUS biopsy, PCa 1%-60% across 8 of 12 samples, G3+3;
    5-4-16 DaVinci RP, Path-65g, lymph nodes, seminal vesicles, capsule, margin all neg, G3+4, T vol 35%, +pT2c, No Incontinence-6mos, Erections-14 months;
    6-30-20 PSA less than 0.02, zero club 4 yrs

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    Old 06-24-2020, 12:47 PM   #3
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    Steve135 HB User
    Re: Embolization or Radiation

    These are all tough call for any of us. It would be helpful to know if your 80 or 45 years old. Sometimes just treating to get 5 or 10 years is different than trying to get 35 years. Just saying...
    steve d

    Diag. 56 DOB 2/59 PSA Base 1.5 01/14 2.0 6/15 2.4
    Biopsy 6/15 5 Gleason Score 8
    RP 10/15 Path 54g 5x4.2x2.8cm 4+3=7 Tumor location quadrants Bilateral
    Extra-capsular extensions present,SV no invasion
    Vascular invasion none, PNI ,Multicentricity multifocal
    Margins No tPresent inked margins 5 neg pT3a,N0
    PSA 10/16 <0.1 02/7/17 1st BCR 0.4 02/15/17 0.5
    Pet Scan 2/17 Neg PSA 03/17 0.6 Axumin trial 17.4mm tumor rt. SVB Casodex + Trelstar
    04/17 SRT (42) to include location of tumor
    08/17 PSA 0.1 Last 6 uPSA 0.006 uPSA 2/19 0.030 2nd BCR 5/19 0.235 5/30 0.32 6/19 0.34
    7/19 0.06 8/19 0.08 9/19 0.05610/190 0.08 11/19 0.07 12/19 0.07
    7/19 Trelstar, Xtandi, Zoledronic Acid
    12/19 (3) SBRT Iliac bone liasion post SBRT 1/ 20 0.06 2/20 0.04 3/20 0.02 4/20 <.02 5/20 <0.02 6/20 <.02

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