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Ronoir (@ronoir)

prostate cancer treatment choices

Prostate Cancer | Last Active: Jul 21, 2019 | Replies (54)

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@fairway5

Meeting with the surgeon tomorrow for a consultation on robotic surgery. I have already consulted with Dr. Wong in Phoenix regarding proton beam therapy. I have localized prostate cancer, 2 spots 1 and 2 cm watched over the past several years with MRI, 67 yr old, PSA 8.5 and Gleason 7. Can you tell me about your surgery experience and any side effects or complications you experienced? Picking between robotic surgery and proton beam certainly isn't easy.

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Hi @fairway5, welcome to Connect. You're so right that choosing between robotic surgery and proton beam isn't easy. There are so many factors to consider such as short-term and long-term potential side effects and quality of life, which are different each person.

I'm tagging a few other members, like @kujhawk1978 @cupman @norske46 @403211th @waynen @hodagwi @donnelson, who can share factors that helped influence their treatment decisions.

You may also be interested in this Video Q&A about Prostate Cancer, where Dr Castle talks about cutting edge advances using robots and proton beam
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/webinar/on-facebook-live-urologist-erik-castle-m-d-talks-prostate-cancer/

Fairway, what did you learn during your consult about proton beam therapy?

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