Posted 11/25/2008 2:41 PM (GMT -6)
IMRT should be covered by all carriers as it is the most common form of radiation therapy. This may not be true for Protons and other forms. Pretty much all the major cancer centers will have the ability to provide for radiation therapy of some sort. UCLA, USC, UCI, City of Hope, and Loma Linda, to name a few.
My experience was at the City of Hope, but that was for surgery. My radiation therapy was performed here is Las Vegas.
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE)
Bilateral seminal vesicle invasion (SVI); Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (September 17 '08): <0.1 ~ Undetectable!
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