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Re: Starting the Journey

Like you, I was 68 when diagnosed with GS 8 two years ago. After listening to all the Drs. and talking to guys who had been treated and listening to their stories, I found proton therapy. I don't know where you live, but here in America they have several proton sites. My PSA is now .2 with no side effects. E-mail me for more info. If you live in the "states," I would strongly advise seeking out any UsToo groups in your area and attend some meetings. It's quite enlightening to speak to guys who have gone on "The Journey" before you.

Re: Starting the Journey

Welcome to the club you never wanted to join Alan.

I believe the surgeons were guided more by your coumadin than your Gleason 8 diagnosis in moving you on to another treatment option. A quick glance at the 70 or 30 GS 8 men who have shared their stories on the site show that about 30 of them had surgery.

The option that has been put to you is not uncommon - there are two well advertised forms of the multiple treatment you refer to ProstRcision and DART - although many insitutions cary out these multiple procedures without the marketing aspect.

If you go to RADIATION - EXTERNAL BEAM you will see these and a multiplicty of other radiation options.

Good Luck
Terry in Australia