The posting by ziggy is one of the best ever posted in this forum. The videos explained the procedure very well, and I would recommend that all the men freshly dianosed with pc look at these videos. There are other options to radiation and major surgery.
Thanks Ken and I agree the videos are very informative. But they are really only for those with low level low risk diagnosed PCa. As I said before this TV special was the first hope I had after my diagnosed PCa that brought me out of depression. I always had a hard time accepting the possibility of radical treatment be it removal of the prostate or frying it by radiation when I really had no symptoms, other than getting up once or twice a night to piss. I think in coming years many men will be seen as having been overtreated now. I'm not talking those with aggressive PCa at all, this is not for everybody. But for those like me I believe this is the future. I just played golf and my life has returned to pre diagnosis days.
I need to remind everyone this is a clinical research study only being performed as an option at the University of Colorado Medical Center at Denver, Co. It is only an optional treatment here and only if you qualify after a 3D mapping saturation Biopsy.
Below are the videos Ken is posting about:
part 2 Options for Treatment
part 3 Deciding on Treatment
part 4 Getting Treatment
5/9/2008 Final update
(Editing more dead space) James C. Forum Co-Moderator
3 of 12 @5%
3D Mapping Saturation Biopsy
1 of 45 @2%
28g after taking Avodart
Catheter for 1 day
Good Candidate for TFT
(Targeted Focal Therapy)
Clinical Research Study
TFT performed at University of Colorado
Medical Center at Denver Fitzsimmons Campus
Catheter for 4 days
Slight soreness for 2 weeks but afterward
life returns as normal
Post Edited (realziggy) : 8/8/2008 2:38:34 PM (GMT-6)