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prostate cancer treatments

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 14, 2006
  • 04:58 PM

i m suffering from prostate cancer. my doctor suggested radical prostatectomy.could i get information about it

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  • i m suffering from prostate cancer. my doctor suggested radical prostatectomy.could i get information about itHi there,Just wonered what your age is?I was 71 years and the nurologist claimed that if he operated I'd have a 50% chance of survival! Many fellows I have associated with in the mid 60 range have had a slow recovery from surgery but seem to be doing well now. Others are having external beaming after their surgery.What are the alternatives?There are two radiation treatments (to a lay person) I received 35 external beam treatments coupled with a year of hormone treatment. My PSA when I started all of this was 6.5. Now 2 years my PSA is up to 9.6. if the PSA is a reliable factor in my case I see trouble ahead.Now several other fellows have been seeded. Ther PSA after 3 to 6 years remains steady below 1.We are all individuals. If I could start again I'd choose seeding. Good luck
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 19, 2006
    • 02:54 AM
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  • i m suffering from prostate cancer. my doctor suggested radical prostatectomy.could i get information about itStrongly recommend you do Proton Therapy. Less complications or chance of hurting the good parts of your system.Read Bob Marckini's book. Check Amazon
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 18, 2009
    • 03:15 PM
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  • This is different from photon radiation because a photon is a very small entity, the comparison to the size of a proton would be on the order of the difference between the size of a grain of sand and the size of the Empire State Building. If one thinks of the human body being made up of a very large city’s worth of buildings the reason the grain of sand (photon) can navigate the city and come out the other side becomes apparent. It also becomes apparent that when large charged particles such as proton’s traverse the human body they eventually stop in a very precise place.proton therapy prostate cancer
    tokmik 2 Replies
    • August 25, 2009
    • 02:24 AM
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  • part 1There isn't one specific treatment for prostate cancer. Each man should learn all he can about the various treatment plans available, and discuss the choices with his health care professional. You and your physician can make the best choice for your case. If you are like most men, your decision will be made after a close look at psychological and clinical factors as they apply to you. If you are diagnosed with the milder localized prostate cancer right now, you will most likely live for many more years, so your decision will affect a long term ahead of you. You will need to carefully consider the options available to you, before you and your physician decide on the best course of treatment.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 6, 2009
    • 04:48 PM
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