Drs Sholtz and Lam in Marina Del Rey CA
DR Stephen Strum in Asland Ore
Dr Charles Meyers in Va
Dr Liebowitsz in Los Angeles
The Prostate Cancer Research Institute has a list of Doctors, their speciality ie. radiation, urology, oncology, on thier web site.
This is a sore point with me as most other cancers have an oncologist that makes the DX and recommends the treatment and the surgeon and radiologist are members of a team that take direction from the oncologist.
Only in the prostate cancer world does the urologist (surgeon) call all the shots.
I got more information in 45 min from my oncologist that I got from 5 urologists over 10 years.
64 years old.
PSA rising for 10 years to 40, free psa 10-15. Had 5 urologists, 12 biopsies and MRIS all neg. Doctors DX BPH and continue to get biopsies yearly. Positive Biopsy in 10-08, 2 cores of 25, G6 less than 5%. Scheduled Surgery as recommended.
2nd Opinion from Dr Sholtz, an Oncologist said DX wrong, path shows indolant cancer, but psa history indicates large cancer or metastasis. Futher tests and Color Doppler confirmed large transition zone tumor that 13 biopsies and MRIS missed. G 4+3 approx 2.5cm diameter.
Combidex MRI in Holland eliminated lymphnode mets. Casodex and Proscar reduced psa to 0.6 and prostate from 60mm to 32mm. Changed diet, no meat and dairy.
Seed implants on 5-19-09, 3 hours door to door, no pain, minor side affects are frequency and burining urination. Daily activities resumed day after implants.
Scheduled for 5 weeks IMRT in July