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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 5/24/2008 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
The course of treatment prescribed for my situation is 6 months of hormone plus 8 !/2 weeks of radiation.  Where I'm currently being seen, IMRT is used, but I've been reading about Tomo Therapy which is a different delivery system for IMRT.  Anyone out there with some experience or thoughts on the matter.  I'd appreciate any advice or experiences you might have had with radiation.

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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 211
   Posted 5/24/2008 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   

As a general comment, Tomo Therapy is not necessarily a better alternative for every given situation. eg, some facilities that have it available do not always use Tomo  in every application.

Especially for someone interested in radiation and hormone treatment, I always suggest reading the book by Lee Nelson MD. His book is very comprehensive, and covers various treatments, outcomes, lifestyle changes, diet, supplements etc. The other reason for suggesting this book is that the author is a PC survivor who used radiation and hormone treatment for his PC some years ago.

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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 137
   Posted 5/29/2008 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
might ck out :

I went with proton for salvage therapy after investigating Tomo amoung other options

March Madness 54     06'  PSA 8 up from 3.2 14 months prior

April  25 06 DaVinci City of Hope CA

PSA   .0 April 06’ - Nov.07’

Nov.   07 PSA rising trend .1-.2

Dec.    07-Feb 08’ Radiation Loma Linda CA “Proton”  

March 08' PSA .15

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