Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Nine Decisions

The "Nine Decisions Before Electing Radiation Therapy" in the May 2010 PCRI Insights newsletter could not have been more well-written.  Nathan Roundy is the new editor, and "Nine Decisions" is his first article for Insights.  He covers all the bases, and touches on all the recent, relevant research into salvage and adjuvant radiation.  I also liked the article on Provenge. 
I may have to subscribe!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

PSA less than 0.1


Photo credit: bingbing. Used under Creative Commons license.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

blood draw

It's that time again.  This PSA test will be at about 39 months post-salvage RT.

"Tell your fortune, sir?  Step right up, put your arm out right here, make a fist and Bob's your uncle.   Now, if the little number comes back "less than one" then your lordship is all right, see?  But if it goes the other way...well, let's just say you're in for a change, right guv? Am I right, am I right sir? Nudge nudge wink wink!"

Blood draw yesterday (June 25).  Results next week. 

Friday, June 18, 2010

Review of the state of salvage radiation

If you're interested in salvage radiation, this review article by Dr. Choo of Mayo Clinic pretty much sums up everything I've been reading and talking about here (and more!).  The full text is free.

The Lost Prostate Riders

JB71, a guy who posts regularly on, is undergoing salvage radiation. He's got an interesting Facebook page.