My husband just finished eight weeks of tomotherapy and he did quite well with no major side effects and our insurance Regency Blue Cross has covered the treatment 100%. The total cost of the tomotherapy was $195,000.00. The Oncology Clinic took care of getting the treatment covered by our insurance. My husband will have his first post tomotherapy psa in two weeks and then again in 60 days we will then see if other treatments are in his future. I hope this helps and you get the help you need. The people here are amazing.
Age 59 at diagnosis
PSA 1.7 Nodule felt. Biopsy 4+4 T2B
1-30-06 Surgery, Infiltrating adenocarcinoma.Nodes & margins clear
Post op Gleason 7 T2c 4+3 PSA .04
12-07 PSA jump .14 (11 Months)
12-07 Nodule felt - biopsy negative
4-3-08 PSA .32 ouch
4-15-08 Nodule size increased.
5-8-08 PSA still .32
5-15-08 Bone scan clean, nodule size increased. Biopsy scheduled for 5-22-08
5-30-08 Biopsy came back cancerous. Next step consultation with oncology 6-5-08 for further scans & test.
6-19-08 Starting Radiation, treatment facility two hours from home.
8-14-08 Completed Tomotherapy and waiting for zero's. Next psa test 9-15-08