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Prostate Cancer

Is Waiting 6 Months for Radiation Treatment Normal?

01/02/2008

Question:

I am being treated with casodex and I just had my shot yesterday and the doctor said they will give me another shot in 3 months and then decide what kind of raditation to do in 6 months. Why wait 6 months? I also have a spot on my hip bone that they are not sure about. Also, I have a small spot on my lung. I feel they should be more agressive with the treatments. When I questioned the doctor he got angry with me. What should I do? Second opinion

Answer:

In general if your doctor gets angry at you get another doctor, but in your case, you need to have your unanswered questions answered so this is another reason to get another opinion.

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Response by:

R Bruce  Bracken, MD R Bruce Bracken, MD
Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati