When I was looking at it, i went with IMRT using my own reasoning. They had both IGRT and IMRT available, but IGRT is a precise point and shoot. Since I had the positive margins and seminal vesicles, I felt that being too precise could miss the cancer. I probably was not fully understanding of the technology, but a wider area being hit was better in my thoughts. In three weeks, I have the Calypso manufacturer at our UsTOO meeting. They will go over everything Calypso.
I'll let you know if I feel anything differently.
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7
RALP ~ 2/17/2007 at the City of Hope near Los Angeles.
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.
"I beat up this disease and took its lunch money! I am in remission."
I am currently not being treated, but I do have regular oncology visits.
I am the president of an UsTOO chapter in Las Vegas
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