Tonights theme in our UsTOO group was radiation therapies. Dr. Anita Pomerantz from the Nevada Cancer Institute presented and then toured our group. I was able to arrange Anita because she is wonderful and a cool lady (and her husband David is the RO that irradiated my prostate bed...). I took these pictures and wanted to share them with this group. Kinda cool stuff. The technologies were:
1> TomoTherapy ~ this device combines CT scanning with a 3D linear Accelerator.
2> Varian TrueBeam IGRT ~ This is an IMRT device with a "camera".
3> HDR Brachtherapy ~ This device cooks quickly and the radiation delivery rods are then removed.www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1885415228873.108300.1646165444&l=01fb70a191
It was a great presentation and the group loved the tour and the presentation...
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
Da Vinci Surgery ~ 2/16/2007
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.