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... nything else so far. Because I had a bladder neck scar tissue problem from my surgery 3 years ago, I'm an concerned whether this will be a problem again from the radiation sometime in the future. ... (19 replies)
... My initial treatment was radiation, and side effects were minimal (I had proton beam radiation which is very highly targeted, but I don't think this treatment is available in Australia). There have been great advances in administering radiation, and my suggestion would be to inquire about whether the facility your are going to is using the latest generation of equipment. I... (19 replies)
Elevated psa
Feb 27, 2009
... hecking into the other options. Hope that you've spent at least some of the previous months doing some reading on the subject and thinking about surgery and the radiation alternatives. ... (1 replies)

... ffectiveness of brachytherapy. While more sophisticated versions of brachytherapy and combinations are practiced, for instance by Dr. Michael Dattoli and by the Radiation Clinics of Georgia, this paper shows that results with this simpler method are quite respectable. ... (10 replies)
... Hi Minnie - hoping you are still reading the board or following up on your posts. I've got some points to make that could help you and your husband. I'll also respond to another of your posts in this thread. One key point is that there is actually a lot of literature that you can access, though it is the same literature that your doctors tap into, so sometimes it is hard... (13 replies)
... I go to the Juravinski Cancer Center on Jan 2, 2009 to meet with a radiation oncologist and I'm going to have a bunch of questions to ask him, not only about the radiation therapy, but also what I mentioned in the previous post about the effectiveness of chemo on rapidly dividing cancer cells. ... (10 replies)
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... That's one of the reasons I post it and update it. ... (6 replies)
... Thank you so much for your response and time. I appreciate it!!! I am not good with computers and I hope that I am replying correctly. Have a great week! Rosie (14 replies)
... medical opinion would agree with the urologist that further radiation is not an option. Even if he could have it, if the cancer is outside the area treated by radiation it would not be useful. ... (14 replies)
... That's so true, Jim! It could have been the radiation bounce. Regardless, we are just happy it didn't spike again. He goes back in six months for another test so I will be sure to post his progress. ... (2 replies)
... Congratulations to your dad on last week's result! :cool: I'm taking a daily pomegranate extract also, and it's encouraging to hear what appears to be a pomegranate success story. I say "appears," because it's possible that the radiation did the job and deserves the credit, but caused one of those crazy, worrisome :confused: :( but harmless "bounces" that many patients... (2 replies)
... U tests had zero levels until November 2007, when PSA level was detected at .25. Dad had radiation treatment daily for two months. Next blood test in April '08 had PSA levels at .23. Three months later, in July 2008, levels spiked to 2.4. ... (2 replies)
... As daff said, there are good options, and I can add a few. I'll do that in a separate post later today I hope, as this post is mostly about the Freedland tables for your case and I don't want it to be too long. ... (16 replies)
... I've just seen a press release from a German HIFU/Brachytherapy specialist claiming Brachytherapy is carried out 20% more than surgery for prostate cancer in the USA. That's an interesting comment about brachy. I don't have numbers ready at hand but I've read figures showing that brachy is more popular in the US, and a 20% difference in its favor would not surprise me at... (13 replies)
... Jim How Are Doing - Still Off Therapy-- Iam Off Therapy Now For 6 Months With No Change In Psa-- Still Below .01 --post Rp-post Radiation-post Chemo-post 2 Years Of Hormonal Blockade With Initial 5 Plus 4 Total Of 9 On The Biopsy But With No Lymphnode Involvement But Positive Margins In The Bladder Don't Know What Lies Ahead Keep On Posting Your Status-- You... (11 replies)
... My post of 8/14 regarding the Cyber Knife alternative was directed to Minnie08 who is avoiding a diagnostic biopsy let alone any indicated treatment for her husband if he in fact has prostate cancer because of her fear of treatment risks and side effects. The Cyber Knife is a noninvasive simple treatment that may have the benefit of significantly slowing down the progression... (13 replies)
... effects. Its suited to the older man in fragile health who can't undergo the rigors of either radical surgery or the lengthy periods required for the established radiation therapies such as IMRT, HD Brachytherapy, Conformal EBRT or the newer and highly regarded Proton Beam therapy. ... (13 replies)
... infections, a very long hospital stay, the risks of recto urinary fistulas, the risk of urinary catheters giving him urinary track infections etc. He can't have radiation therapy due to his diabetes and hypertension. ... (13 replies)
... Don's PSA is 10 and not above. I already said that I would agree to a biopsy if it went above 10. ... (13 replies)

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