Irmaly, if you are on, I am at the point of treatment planning. Do you recall the type of targeted guidance Dr. Lee uses at Duke? Some centers implant gold markers in the prostate while others utilize a CT for each IMRT treatment (process at Seby Jones) which is less efficient. I am very satisfied with Dr. Mack, the RO here, but want to compare process and equipment Dr. Lee uses. I would think Duke would have the most contemporary process.
Also, I know your husband had an MRI done at Wake Baptist but did Dr. Lee do any other scans/tests? I noticed your husband had an undetectable PSA after the IMRT treatment, and virtually no side effects (the first being rare for IMRT). Do you attribute that to the process and equipment Dr. Lee utilizes?
I have decided on IMRT and initially wanted it done here so I don't have to leave my wife alone for most of 7 - 8 weeks. She is still tired from her IMRT. However, if there is a big difference in process etc. here vs. Duke, I may change. I have an email ready to send to Dr. Lee.
Current age: 67
8/1/06 PSA 1.1
2/26/08 PSA 2.1
7/30/08 PSA 1.3
9/19/09 PSA 1.5
10/28/10 PSA 2.2
5/4/11 PSA 2.3
1/10/13 PSA 6.6
1/28/13 PSA 5.3
(Was using 1mg finasteride a few years)
Dx'd 2/27/13, 2 of 12 pos., GS6 (3+3) 1.0% 0.5mm, and GS7(4+3) 10% 5.5mm
DRE neg., 39cc, 1-month Eilgard, 4 mos. Lupron. IMRT scheduled June 2013.