I am not sure that the proton for salvage treatment would be the best or not, proton in general is in a very minority group of standard treatments. I know nothing about
it, other than what you can read on the net, nor do I have anything against it as a possibility.
Considering how few proton centers there are, there couldn't be that many people that have used that method for salvage.
On the other hand, standard radiation, including IMRT has been around for decades, and has steadily improved over the years. There are no shortages of good radiation clinics around the country to use, and plenty of well qualfied radiation oncologists to work with.
Be interesting to hear what your doctor has to say today. I was suppose meet with mine today (rad. oncl) for a closing visit, but still awaiting the results of my first post salvage radiation PSA test. The holidays messed all that up, lol.
Please keep us posted.
David in SC
57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.33rd Biopsy
: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3Open RP:
11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09Path Rpt
: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA:
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place