Hello Brothers, Sisters,Today I made the final decision of primary therapy.By my signature ,an intermediate risk,I choose CyberKnife,SBRT.The team I chose was Dr.Arica Hirsch,Advocate Lutheran general Hospital,IL. I had the visit today and it was really good.My Wife has been on all 6 previous visits,plus 5 phone consuls with me to LDB,HDB,IMRT,RP,all great Drs.,and you just know when the chemistry is right. We both felt good about
it. Great organization.
Dr.Hirsch was referred to me by Dr.Debra Freeman,out of Tampa,CyberKnife,a great SBRT DR. in her own right.Out of 6 visits with other ROs ,in my area for all of the radiation options , I have decided that her team and the CyberKnife SBRT was the best choice for me.My Wife and I thought very highly of her and her staff.Yes its a path that we must all walk down and believe me it aint easy.Armed with the knowledge from this forum I know I made the correct decision in one of the most important decision in my life.
Fidicuals soon, (4) Dr.Hirsch does 5 sessions,every other day.So thats M_W_F---M_W total 5. Just 2 weeks.Yes it will be intra-fractional tracking.It will be trans-perineal for the fiducials.not sedated,doped up ,I like that. I brought the Tall Allen STICKY questions and we went thru them all.Dr. Hirsch even said that I was prepared and I mentioned our Forum to her.Thank You Forum.Thank You Tall Allen. So the Wife and me just came back from dinner and had a few beers to celebrate that we have a plan.We were actually relieved that this part is over.Im shure you guys agree. I wil pay forward. One last thing,Dr.Arica Hirsch,a very intelligent Dr. and a very pretty Dr,asked me if she could do a DRE on me. I declined.I told her I already had 6 DREs ,and they were all good.And I point blank told her she was too darn pretty to invade me.She laughed,blushed, said she will do it soon enough.GEEZ . Thank You, Forum,SemperFi
I will add on more info as I go thru this . Again,Thank You Ladies and Gentleman for making my life so much easier.SemperFi
Age 63--.PSA 1.0,2002--slow rise to PSA 5.7-2015--DRE normal-- PCA3=38,w/PIRAD=4-3TmpMRI-Fusion Biopsy+ 12 core needle biopsy-sedated-Quest path.Results:T1C--2 cores left side only 3+4=7=25% 3+4=7=35%.4+3=7=30%.JHU downgraded to 3+3=6=30%- 3+3=6=30% 3+4=7= 40% but added perineural invasion,Prolaris test =2.6 chart says less aggresive SBRT or HDB coming soon
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