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James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 4/20/2009 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
In another thread, oletimer posts for the first time.
He said"
Danielle , I know where you and your friend are coming from. I was recently diagnosed with PCa too and have been researching everything. I too am scared of the side effects of RP and many of the treatments. May I suggest a great book by Bob Marckini " You can beat prostate cancer and you don't need surgery to do it". I believe it is available at Amazon. I got mine from the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute where I am planning on having treatments. Proton Beam has very little side effect compared to the other treatments and has the same success rate. Mr. Marckini's book is an excellent resource. He compares all the treatments and helps you make your own decission. It has been the hardest decission I have ever made and no matter the support from friends and family it all rests on the PCa patients shoulder. Good luck and keep optomistic.

Welcome to HW, hope you stay with us and share your Journey using Proton Therepy. A signature with some concise details of your stats and Journey so far would help us to know you and your situation better.
James C. Age 62
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS 3/3=6
9/07 Nerve sparing open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Stg. pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
16 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix .35ml 2X week continues
PSA's: .04 each 3 months

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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 4/20/2009 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks James , I have recently been diagnosed with PCa. Your site along with others has been of great help to me in researching everything I can about all the treatment options. I beleive that I have narrowed it down to Proton Beam therapy if my insurance does not bow out on me. They said they cover the procedure codes for this but since UFPTI has contacted them they seem to be dragging thier feet. Hopefully this will not be a problem. It sure seems to have less possible side effects that the other treatment options. I will update you as the journey continues. I hope the signature comes up with this post.
Diagnosed 3/09 Age 60                                                                                   Gleason 3-3 on left and 3-4 right                                                                      Staging T2b                                                                                                 Therapy - want Proton Beam but waiting for insurance confirmation                                                  

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