I think a good way to get more doctors involved in using the color doppler test is for patients to ask/demand one when they are diagnosed with prostate cancer. If the doctor cannot provide a referral to doctor who can perform the test, ask why not. Then suggest that you will seek out a doctor who is more current in his methods of dealing with prostate cancer. If doctors lose enough business and the message gets through to them that patients want ALL avenues to be available to them, maybe the color doppler test will become more common in all parts of the country.
Age: 54 6' 0" Weight: 176 Caucasian
Rising PSA over the last six years (from when I started being tested) from 3.9 to 5.2 to 4.6 to 4.5 to 4.9 to 3.9.
Free PSA: .71 % Free PSA: 18.2%
DX with PC in January 2009 after biopsy. Bone scan--negative
Consulted Cedars-Sinai Beverly Hills urologist--recommended surgery
Consulted Cedars-Sinai Beverly Hills radiologist--recommended IMRT
Consulted San Diego Cyber-Blade doctor--recommended treatments
Consulted Long Beach radiologist--recommended IGRT
Consulted Loma Linda radiologist--recommended Hypo-fractionated Proton treatments
Insurance approved any treatment I wanted.
Consulted Marnia del Rey urologist Dr. Scholz.
Dr. Scholz referred me to Dr. Bahn for a Color Doppler test.
Scholz and Bahn recommended Active Surveillance, some diet changes, and steady exercise.
I am currently on Active Surveillance.
Post Edited (Franchot) : 5/16/2010 1:40:44 AM (GMT-6)