5 Week Electronic Beam Radiation Therapy (Cyber Knife)

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5 Week Electronic Beam Radiation Therapy (Cyber Knife)

by cgny2018 on Mon Jan 14, 2019 06:46 PM

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Diagnost with PC in August of 2018 after trending PSA. MRI supported diagnosis then confirmed by biopsi. Gleason Score of 8 (4+4). Being treated at MSKCC in NYC. All additional scans (Bone and Pet) have the cancer localized only to the prostate - good news. Started hormonal therapy (Fermagon) on October 21, 2018. MSKCC's approach is 12 months hormonal blockade, HDR Brachytherapy, 5 week session  M-F eletronic beam radiation therapy (EBRT) - total 25 sessions. Side affects from the hormal blockade are mainly hot flashes - routine and random, general malaise, and of course ED. PSA at the start of hormonal blockage was 5.3; now 1.4 (3 months). Testosterone at the start of blockade was 225; now 22; they want it under 11. Just completed HDR Brachytherapy on 1/9/19. Will undergo Simulation on 1/21/19 to get lined up for the EBRT. A little tired and still have pain in the perineum, but no incontinence issues. Begin EBRT on 2/4/19 M-F for 5 weeks. Sorry it took so long to get to this question: has anyone undergone 5 week EBRT (Cyber Knife) and if so what type of side affects did you experience? Still working at age 65 and was wondering about fatigue and or other issues.

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