Thank you for your response to my post about my dad!! I am so thankful that there are so many people willing to help us to help dad.
1. How does one go about getting their biopsy slides sent to John Hopkins, and how long does that take?
2. Is proton radiation different from the radiation that you normally hear about?
3. Regarding the hormone treatment - the urologist recommended this, but dad will be seeing a radiology oncologist on Thursday, so I am so happy you brought this up so they can ask. The urologist said that using the hormones would kind or "arrest or freeze" the cancer from continuing, and then at that point they would zap it with the radiation. Do you think it could be a problem to wait for so long to start the radiation?
Thanks again for any help!
Dad, 65, diagnosed 2/8/08
Gleason 4 + 3 = 7
Plan to begin hormone therapy and radiation soon