Finally, US News finds Proton Beam Therapy

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KenW
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 4/22/2008 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
After publishing a news article that omitted Proton Beams completely We patients, got this article.
http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/cancer/2008/04/16/the-promise-of-proton-beam-therapy.html?PageNr=1
Diagnosed with a Gleason 4X3. Second opinion at Stanford came back as 3X4, 1 out of 7 samples, Left Side. DRE showed Normal. Before Biopsy Psa gradually crept to 10. Dropped to 6.4 with Alt. suppliments.
Proton Beam Therapy at Loma Linda 11-06. 1st PSA 4 Months 3.4, PSA at 8 Mo. 1.7. - 1 Yr. PSA 1.8 ( Different Lab ) 4 th PSA Slightly up at 2.19- Free PSA at .33 probably due to BPH. 1 year and 11 mo. Urologist discovered Scar Tissue in the uretha causing frequent urination with burning. Bladder not emptying completely.
Scheduled ( 12/17/07 ) to have the scar tissue sliced to open up the restriction. Good news is PSA is down to 1.14.
Urethrotomy performed. Flow much improved. No more burning.

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