October 10 diagnosis, February 2 robotic. Dr. Eastham Memorial Sloane Kettering.
Well it's a year and a month since my surgery and so far so good. I had sought out Dr.James Eastham at Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan. I caught it somewhat early PSA 4.2,3 cores were affected with one being intermediate (Gleason 7). Memorial treated me like a king and I'm glad I went there as opposed to here on Long Island. Yeah, the old schwantz is not what it used to be, but I am getting occasional response to Viagra. I am very grateful to my girlfriend for sticking by me, and obviously that's super important.
This post however is more about my friend who five years prior to my diagnosis went for the external beam radiation. This past winter, Joey was having troubles in his head and they found a tumor. It was colon cancer. It had been metastasizing about for some time and was in stage 4. I asked him when he had had his last colonoscopy and he replied somewhat before his radiation treatment and was completely clean. Joe died a grisly, surgery complicated death this summer. while nobody could truly know, I suspect the cancer was caused by the radiation.
PLEASE if you choose beam radiation, get yourself a couple colonoscopies after your treatment. Could a cytoscopy be helpful too? Based upon the potential risks of radiation, I would be inclined to say yes. Anyway, this 63 year old forges on and with luck and God's grace, hoping to remain Prostate cancer free and move on to my next disaster. LOL!
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