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... research suggests that for many years now radiation is more effective than surgery at curing the cancer or holding it at bay, with the added advantage of a typically substantially lower burden of side effects. ... (2 replies)
... My conclusiion was that survival rates were nearly the same with surgery, seeds, IMRT radiation, and Proton Beam . As Daff pointed out some of the data is hard to compare because of improvements in both photon radiation and proton beam radiation. ... (10 replies)
... Clinical proton radiation therapy research at the Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center. ... (10 replies)

... A key supposed advantage of proton therapy is its supposed capability to target a cancer precisely with little radiation to surrounding areas. In fire arms terms, it is supposed to be like a sniper rifle with a scope. ... (7 replies)
... Prostate cancer is quite curable by radiation even when it is beyond the prostate and thus beyond the reach of a reliable cure with surgery. ... (13 replies)
... He is very well published. If you go to and limit your search to " menon m AND prostate cancer ", you will get 76 hits as of today, many with statistics on results. I noticed that PubMed provided at least one link to a free, complete paper. Dr. ... (22 replies)
... The benefit to proton therapy is that there is no exit of the beam as the proton beam dies on the intended target and there is less scatter radiation to deal with, and that's a good thing. For example if you targeting the prostate from above, the bowl below is spared because the beam doesn't exit through it. ... (63 replies)
... term results with lower side effects than traditional radiation techniques. I spent a lot of time reading, talking to friends who are health care professionals and agonizing over my decision. ... (15 replies)
... As a one time candidate for radiation back in early 2000, I have kept up fairly well with developments. ... (57 replies)
... many surgeons will say that you can always do radiation if surgery fails, but it is very difficult and chancy to do salvage surgery after radiation. ... (15 replies)
... Most probably Firmagon will arrest the PSA down killing cancer but it will not eradicate the problem. In your case the radiation seems to be the best shot to aim at cure and end this chapter in your life. ... (50 replies)
... HDR brachytherapy done with IMRT is a treatment for cases that foresees possible recurrence. Bracky looks upon the cancer in the prostate and IMRT will be directional to the pelvic area including the lymph nodes. ... (15 replies)
... lder methods of EBRT that did not do that good a job avoiding the rectum and other undesirable target organs. I would make a bet that modern IMRT techniques for radiation would have far superior outcomes for rectal cancer and other side effects compared to old and now obsolete methods of delivering radiation. ... (76 replies)
... I'm interspersing some comments in green. I am a fellow survivor with no enrolled medical education, doing well since diagnosis in December 1999 with a challenging case, and was not eligible for the choices you have. Color me envious! :( Good luck, take care, and I hope you keep posting, Jim (17 replies)
... o androgen sources as fuel, especially testosterone and DHT. That's a good thing! Hormonal blockade should knock the cancer way down and make it easier for the radiation to do its good work. ... (49 replies)
... had about the same incidence and duration of ED as with open prostatectomy for the same reasons mentioned by Daff. However ED is also commom with most forms of radiation with the possible exception of Proton Beam for which long term statistics aren't yet available as far as I know. ... (57 replies)
... After 2 months on Casodex, begin radiation treatment. ... (31 replies)
... comparisons with other forms of radiation or surgery. Guess it's tough to get a truly equivalent sample and then follow people for 10 plus years. ... (59 replies)
New Member PC Club
Oct 18, 2009
... That is a large prostate at 70 cc, and radiation works better when the prostate is smaller. ... (3 replies)
Gleason 8
May 1, 2017
... that's from American Cancer Society statistics updated last year and includes patients with all kinds of cases. ... (1 replies)

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