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... I had a long discussion with my radiologist about photon vs proton and she laid out the pros and cons of both for me. Based on our conversation, if I had to choose between standard IMRT and Proton, I would choose Proton. ... (63 replies)
... term curative potential of CyberKnife remains to be defined. If you want to explore Cyberknife, there was quite a bit of discussion on this board a couple months ago, and a search using that as a keyword can probably help. ... (63 replies)
Proton
Jul 19, 2009
... I know there are some patients who don't want to hear about alternatives and place all their trust in their urologist. I wasn't one of those and would have appreciated being given alternatives and the pros and cons. ... (9 replies)

... I personally find quite a bit of what the doctor says troubling. You can tell from my posts that I believe proton therapy has a lot going for it, but far be it for me to say what's right for another person. ... (15 replies)
... I think each person is carefully evaluated in the present scheme as to whether or not to have 38, 39, 40, or 41 treatments of 2 Grey each. I figured that the more the better, but they are concerned about collateral "damage" and don't want to exceed what is a safe level. ... (59 replies)
... unless they mean, for example, in the immediate months after surgery for example. ... (59 replies)
... The short answer is yes. The same answer for other forms of radiation. Same answer for surgery. ... (59 replies)
... Strange how the urologists "don't know". I think they do, but don't want to encourage alternative treatments. ... (59 replies)
... Try the Prostate Cancer Research Institute website for information about Proton Therapy at PCRI.org. ... (4 replies)
... Am actively considering proton therapy, having cancelled, at least for now, my Da Vinci surgery which had been scheduled for later this month. ... (4 replies)
... I'm replying to your post of June 18, yesterday, after reading several responses. ... (29 replies)
... ey do. I was initially going to have robotic surgery and had actually reserved the date and surgeon, but for me, when I learned more about alternatives, I chose proton beam radiation because it is highly targeted and does minimal damage to nearby tissue. ... (57 replies)
... I have exactly the same numbers as you except I am 62 years old. I too considered all forms of treatment, including robotic surgery. Both of the urologists I saw recommended robotic surgery, the radiologists recommended seed implants. ... (57 replies)
... While you've heard most of the concerns and downsides of surgery allow me to offer the other side of the question. ... (7 replies)
Newly diagnosed
Jun 19, 2009
... Most of the treatments can lead to a similar cure, and when they do not, it's often not the "treatment's" problem, but the fact that the cancer had somehow spread outside the prostate prior to treatment. ... (9 replies)




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