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Re: HIFU failed

Jon, thanks for your reply. I totally agree with what you wrote - but my husband.. is truly scared of side effects AND the possibility of secondary cancers from certain treatments. It is all very scary for sure.
You would not believe this, but in our search for what to do - we met with a radiologist specialist (drove 3 hours) whose hospital offered Proton Beam and other therapy options. He basically told my husband
ANY treatment would leave him with side effects, and since he was now healthy (other than the PC) why
get treated and have a lessor quality of life! I was shocked and speechless. I expected a sales pitch
on the PB but no -- very strange. Then he sends in an resident doc who was plugging for Brachy seed (LDR) as he was "learning"how to do it. Needless to say we said no-way and drove home! So here we are
still not sure what is the best way to go. We then met with the HIFU doctor and again, we were shocked to learn from him he had another failure (from an initial HIFU) and agreed to do a second one - well
guess what, that failed too!!! So are some men's prostrates thicker or what is the reason why HIFU
did not work after 2 of them and for others it works? It is very difficult to know what to do. I read
with PC surgery from 30 - 50% failure rates! So none of this is easy. All of the men on here are so
brave - thanks so much for your helpful comments/advice.