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Prostate Cancer Nomograms : Disclaimer

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Prostate Cancer Nomograms: Salvage Radiation Therapy

This nomogram is designed for men who have experienced a recurrence of their prostate cancer after treatment with radical prostatectomy. The tool predicts the probability the recurrence can be successfully treated with salvage radiation therapy (SRT), calculating the probability that the cancer will be controlled and the PSA will be undetectable six years after SRT. To learn more, visit our frequently asked questions.

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To gather the information required below, download our PDF worksheet.

PSA value before radical prostatectomy.
(0.1 to 100 ng/ml)

Gleason Grade

Primary Gleason grade from the radical prostatectomy pathology report.
Secondary Gleason grade from the radical prostatectomy pathology report.
Gleason Sum will be automatically calculated or can be added here if the primary and secondary Gleason grades are not known.

Prostatectomy Pathology Report Details

Was cancer present at edges of removed prostate?
Was there extra capsular extension?
Was cancer present in seminal vesicles?
Was cancer present in pelvic lymph nodes?
Did the PSA value obtained after radical prostatectomy remain elevated? (I.E. Did the PSA value never decrease to an undetectable level?)
PSA value from the most recent laboratory report or the value immediately before starting salvage radiation therapy.
(0.1 to 100 ng/ml)
The PSA doubling time should be calculated from all PSA values obtained over the last 12 months -- or all values following radical prostatectomy, beginning when the PSA reached its lowest level. To calculate PSA doubling time, visit the PSA Doubling Time calculator.
(0.001 to 10000 months)
Radiation dose value between 10 and 100 Gy. (1,000 rads = 10 Gys.)
(10 to 100 Gy)
Number of months after radical prostatectomy before PSA level was elevated to 0.2 or higher.
Does your radiation oncologist plan to administer hormone therapy before or along with the salvage radiation therapy?

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Progression Free Probability after Salvage Radiation Therapy

For patients who were initially treated with radical prostatectomy, this nomogram predicts the probability that a patient’s prostate cancer will not progress at 6 years after salvage radiation therapy for PSA-defined recurrence.

Supporting Publication

Predicting the outcome of salvage radiation therapy for recurrent prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy. J Clin Oncol. 2007 May 20;25(15):2035-41. Erratum in: J Clin Oncol. 2007 Sep 10;25(26):4153.