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Tue, Aug 18 4:44pm · Anyone had the 5 treatment proton therapy for prostate cancer? in Prostate Cancer

Thanks for the information on Hope Lodge. It looks like I'm going to start radiation the week 0f 9/14 also. Must be the week they treat Daves.. So getting together should be possible.

Mon, Aug 17 12:47pm · Anyone had the 5 treatment proton therapy for prostate cancer? in Prostate Cancer

Hi Dave, Yea I going to be treated at Rochester. That would be great to meet up with you sometime there. I live in Madison WI. It's a 3 hour drive so I will probably have stay around Rochester some of the time during treatment. My wife Jan and I have a camping trailer so we will try to use that for our visits. I 'm having the marker and spacer placement next Tuesday and simulation and MRI on Thursday . I don't know when the treatment will start yet. Hopefully in September. Now I just want to get it done. I'm sorry to here your not getting much sleep. That's no fun. Best regards Dave

Fri, Aug 14 1:27pm · Anyone had the 5 treatment proton therapy for prostate cancer? in Prostate Cancer

Good luck making a decision. Sounds like we're in the same boat. Dave

Fri, Aug 14 1:24pm · Anyone had the 5 treatment proton therapy for prostate cancer? in Prostate Cancer

Hi Wayne, Thanks for sharing your pc treatments and side effects with me. I had a Gleason score of 3+4=7 so the doctors don't think I will need Lupron. The 5 treatments is now a standard treatment at Mayo as they stop the trial do to favorable results. I'm leaning toward SBRT/PRT. Best of luck to you and I hope to chat with you again on this site. Dave

Fri, Aug 14 1:13pm · Anyone had the 5 treatment proton therapy for prostate cancer? in Prostate Cancer

Hi Dan, (I hope it's Dan) Thanks for sharing your journey with pc. I'm 65 and I'm have the same feelings as you do about surgery if I was younger. I do'nt have to take Lupron as my doctors thinks I'm in the favorable intermediate stage of pc. I'm leaning towards SBRT/PRT as I hopefully to start treatment in September. Hopefully we can share our positive results on this site later this year. Best of luck. Dave

Fri, Aug 14 12:48pm · Anyone had the 5 treatment proton therapy for prostate cancer? in Prostate Cancer

Thanks John, for the information and for being a volunteer mentor. I'm getting closer to a choice for treatment and this site sure helps. I have talk to several doctors (surgeons and radiation oncologist). I know I'm in good hands either way. Best to you Dave

Thu, Aug 13 12:47pm · Anyone had the 5 treatment proton therapy for prostate cancer? in Prostate Cancer

Hi to all,
I am considering the 5 treatment proton therapy for my prostate cancer. It's that or surgery for me. I am in the anxiety fueled treatment quandary. Thanks Dave