In my case visceral fat and favorable anatomy played a role in keeping the dose volume histogram low on intended areas like the rectum (my mentor Tall Allen reviewed the DVH and commented,, as well as discussed it wth Dr Chris King at UCLA.www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=3236396&p=2
I chose SBRT 5 fractions and I was done with no hospital stays. In fact I flew back and forth from San Jose CA to UCLA and Dr King the days of the treatments rather than incur LA hotel rates.
As a G9 (4+5) I had no issues with Medicare or UHC/AARP. As a G7, (3+4) Steve should check in advance whether insurance will be an issue.
Post Edited (Nomar Schottzenkeister) : 8/19/2015 10:05:54 AM (GMT-6)