Seeding failed - so now what are my options

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Seeding failed - so now what are my options

by Robert_S_13 on Tue Jan 14, 2003 12:00 AM

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In October 2001, after a series of external radiation treatments, I received the so-called "seed implantation" of the prostate. At about 18 months, my PSA began to climb - slowly at first - but now is 6.25. My doctor is telling me that there is only one way to correct the situation at this point, and that involves what he calls "Salvage Surgery". He has further informed me that there is a very strong possibility that I will wind up with a colostomy bag and total incontinence of the bladder. Is there no other option? Robert S.

RE: Seeding failed - so now what are my options

by Connie_F_1 on Thu Jan 23, 2003 12:00 AM

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My Father was just diagnosed with prostate cancer so I am in the research mode. All I can tell you is to research as much as possible. Some great info you may want to look at: MayoClinic.org or the Cancer.org sites. Get a second opinion. I will be praying hang in there.

Seeding Failed

by Charles_C_1 on Tue Jun 01, 2004 12:00 AM

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Before I did anything, I would try Prostasol. Works for me.

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by Gene_B on Tue Jun 01, 2004 12:00 AM

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Robert, I had a similar problem only I had the seed implant first then followed by seven weeks of conformal beam radiation. My first psa test was .04, then gradually started back up. At 24 months it was 7.0 and at 30 months was 14.0. My doctors all concurred that I should take Zoladex hormone shots. This seems to be helping as at 42 months it was down to 7.0 again. I will have another test in August so will see how it is then. Do not let them do salvage surgery as that is the very last option you want to consider. I had the implant and radiation and I'm still having some problems Gene B.

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by Gary_K_1 on Thu Jun 03, 2004 12:00 AM

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I had seeding done 18 mos. ago my PSA levels have gone up since then my last test was 6/1 waiting for results my doctor is talking about cryosurgery which involves freezing the prostate, he has had success with this treatment. There is also a new drug called reolysin from Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Gary Kissam
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