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Re: Adjuvant vs salvage therapy

Thanks Allen!

Re: Adjuvant vs salvage therapy

Tony,

You could ask your Urologist to tell you what the gleason score was on the positive margin. Gleason 3 or 4 or 3+4.
Ask your Urologist what he thinks your chances of recurrence. I believe his first response was a bit deceptive. You have a high probability of recurrence.

Fred

Re: Adjuvant vs salvage therapy

You should probably wait before any more treatment. A PSA of 0.2 is the threshold for recurrence and you can let it drift up to 0.5 (if you are a gambler) before you really should get the hormone treatment/radiation combo. There are lots of studies that seem to have come to that conclusion.

I had the hormone (6 months) and radiation salvage treatment and it didn't seem to make anything worse than the prostatectomy. It felt like going to a spa for 33 days, Monday to Fridays.

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