I am much like pcdave, I chose proton but am getting a combo of hormone, IMRT, and proton. Medicare covered 80% and Tricare for life (retired military) cover the remainder.
I had my first hormone shot May 2nd along with daily 50 mg Casodex, my first IMRT was today and I was told I will have a total of 42 treatments.
There are many options but you are you own best advocate for what treatment you choose.
Richard and Debbie
Retired USAF Richard & Debbie on The Shores of Toledo Bend Lake Louisiana
Biospy 1/10/08 Gleason 10, Stage T1C 8 of 12 samples positive all Less Than 5%
U of Florida Proton Therapy Institute
5/2/2008 LUPRON & Casodex
IMRT to start 5/16/2008 for approx 4 weeks with Proton to follow for approx 4 weeks
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