... Hi Bob,
Ouch! (and LOL)@blistered anuses
I agree that it is SO important that Active Surveillance be really active and not just an excuse to be in denial.
It's always problematic to use increased lifespan as a measure of effectiveness of any treatment for PC. As you know, PC is very slow-growing in its early stages, and it may be twenty or more years until a PC... (19 replies)
... Great prices! It cost $35000 for the seed implantation and an average of $3,000 per ebrt session at the Dattoli Cancer Clinic. That was with insurance. (7 replies)
... Hi, Loma Linda does Proton Therapy at cost for those without insurance and pay cash. ... (7 replies)
... by A. Parthan, N. Pruttivarasin, ... C. Weinstein, looked at the cost of CK, IMRT, surgery and proton therapy, also considering cost per quality year of life. The concluded that "Initial CK costs are higher than surgery, but CK patients have better quality of life. ... (0 replies)
... I couldn't find any billing statements but I did find some insurance statements. There are some variations in the daily charges but the price of $2840 appears a lot. Had to be the radiation sessions. I won't mention where I was for treatment since I am not sure that is allowed in this instance, but I think you know. B (7 replies)
... daily limit for treatment and many times I went over that with another test or minor procedure here and there. I'll go through my records and see what the exact cost was per session. ... (7 replies)
... Hi b,
That cost of around $150,000 - $35,000 = $115,000 (with testing not stated), or 30+5=35 sessions X $3,000 = $105,000 for the IMRT is a lot higher than the figures I'm used to hearing. It's even very high for proton therapy. Is there something that explains the high cost? I'm wondering if modern advanced imaging and testing is boosting costs a lot.
Jim :wave: (7 replies)
... I had the brachytherapy plus seed implantation. ... (7 replies)
... It is the least cost and with intermediate risk pc and a small prostate it has similar cure rates to surgery and IMRT with less immediate and long term side affects. ... (9 replies)
... prostate cancer AND brachytherapy ". You'll get a lot of hits, and when you check the authors lists, you will see their institutions. You could check with those contacts also. ... (7 replies)
... comparative cost of brachytherapy in treating prostate cancer in USA (7 replies)
... You can contact various brachy centers, The Seattle Prostate Institute, The Dattoli Cancer Center, Radiotherapy Center of Georgia, The Chicago Prostate Institute. ... (1 replies)
... As anticipated, things went fairly well with the procedure. I had 62 Palladium 103 seeds implanted in the prostate and around the tumor. It has been 24 hours since they released me from the hospital. I am a little sore in that particular region this morning. ... (3 replies)
... Thanks for that Jim....yeah the name is a bit unusual. There was something on my desk when I was registering about "equation" and 319 is part of my address! You know how it is with all the user names you collect.
I am leaning towards brachy and will have a chance to discuss it fully next week with my specialist (who is a surgeon). Just back from a ski trip but am going to... (17 replies)
... benefit balance for surgery, with side effects being the main cost constituent. Even if you are in good shape, the odds of a smooth trip are longer. ... (17 replies)
... Thanks for lightening the mood. One of the Japanese car manufacturers seems to be going into the prostate care business as its latest slogan is "aiming for zero emissions"! ... (7 replies)
... I agree that it will be difficult to get a cost estimate. Our system is very complicated, with medicare and private insurance companies all negotiating standard costs for various procedures. ... (7 replies)
... treatments may be different now. At that time the HDR Br. treatment program of my doctor, and programs of other doctors included hormone treatment to shrink the prostate and slow the growth of the cancer. ... (25 replies)
... Hi Daff,
We just saw Dr. Klein of the Cleveland Clinic.
My husband's scores are similar. T1c Gleason 3+4, he is 50. I asked Dr. Klein point blank, with all the options, if you had this awful disease, what would you do. He said open RP. He is one of the top surgeons in the country. That was good enough for us. He said that with open, he can feel the tissue and be... (25 replies)
... Greetings all- this is my first post. I've learned a lot from reading past posts, and hope I'm not rehashing too much what's already been covered. I'm 64 with T1c, Gleason 3+4, PSA 4.2. One of the 12 cores taken in my biopsy was positive (about 25% cancerous).
While I've been favoring the robotic surgery approach, I have recently been
reading more about high dose rate... (25 replies)