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Hello kansascityhusker:
I am in contact with Mayo/ Phoenix and am sending chart notes for consideration. also in contact with California Proton in San Diego…So, you started in JULY and just had your first treatment LAST Week. Are you having ADT as well? Did you have to wait 2 months after ADT shot?

Thanks!
Bowmed

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Hi Bowmed,

I opted to NOT do ADT. In speaking to Mayo, I was offered the opportunity, given my cancer being rated intermediate risk, to join a clinical trial at Mayo where they were studying outcomes of Proton with ADT vs Proton without ADT. This clinical study has been in process for several years and I am told is just now wrapping up. The “preliminary” results show that there is basically no difference in outcomes for those that took the Proton with ADT vs those that did Proton without ADT. So, I opted to not do ADT. In terms of the time element for starting the Proton sessions, they were delayed at my request as I was vacationing in Colorado. My urologist had told me that given my cancer status being evaluated as intermediate risk, that there was no need to start treatment immediately.

Hope the above is helpful….

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