2) Do you have a family history of the disease? If yes how prevalent is it?
4) What treatments have you received?
5) How successful were these treatments?
Two and a half years later, the disease has not progressed in the areas treated with radiotherapy. The nodules on the foot are 90 percent gone, still there but much smaller. The tiny cord on index finger is also gone. Some of the remaining nodules on hand are much smaller. There is no more tightness, itching, burning feeling anywhere.
There is a couple of new nodules on the hand, but those are outside the treated area with RT. I believe the RT was successful for now, and that the Dupuytrens and Ledderhose are in remission, so far.
6) You said you had radiation treatment, what was this experience like?
Dr. Tripuraneni did ten treatments, one every day Monday to Friday for two consecutive weeks.
At the time of the RT I had lots of itching, burning sensation in foot and hand, a feeling that something was crawling and tightness across my hand. I knew those were signs of active disease (one of the criteria’s for successful RT).
7) Are you currently satisfied with the treatment that you have received?
Thanks again to Luba for agreeing to answer my questions.