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One of our primary goals is to help newly diagnosed men to come to the best possible decision for them about a specific course of action. Given two men with exactly the same clinical characteristics, the best possible decision for man A may be very different to the best possible decision for man B.
I am considering either Proton Therapy (PT) or Low-Dose Rate Brachytherapy (LDR-BT). I've done a ton of research. Unfortunately, there are no studies that directly compare PT with BT. And, it is difficult to compare the existing studies of PT with…Continue
Started by JustReal999. Last reply by Alan Kousen on Sunday.
My husband has been diagnosed with PC Gleason score 3+4 7 psa 5.6.Small area on right side. We are waiting for results from nuclear report and then start to make decisions about treatment (surgery, radiation), etc. This is all the information we…Continue
Started by Lynn Boccia. Last reply by Lynn Boccia on Friday.
Its Day ONE.... Feel fineEverything went smoothly, by 1 pm we were on our way home. We were impressed by the staff and the professionalism and care provided. NO discomfort from the implants; but urination has some burning and medication was…Continue
Started by Alan Kousen. Last reply by Alan Kousen on Thursday.
What are side effects of SHORT-TERM ADT? I'll be on one three-month shot followed by radiation. Dr. says to expect hot flashes, loss of libido, and ED, which reverse at end of three months. Is this accurate? Any other side effects/risks I should be…Continue
Started by VLH. Last reply by Alan Kousen Mar 17.
I'm considering hypofractionated (19 treatments, 5 days/week) Proton Therapy (PT) because it seems to have a better cure rate than conventional (conformal) fractionation. Since the Proton Therapy (PT) studies don't really have much data beyond 5…Continue
Started by JustReal999. Last reply by Alan Kousen Mar 7.
My PSA was <0.1 in March 2011, <0.1 in September 2011, 0.1 in March 2012, <0.2 in May 2012 (tested by GP), and 0.3 in August 2012 (again tested by the same GP). How aggressive is that increase?Continue
Started by Arthur Rollins. Last reply by E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott Mar 2.