Today was my 30th treatment. My doc has me slated for 39 ... I'm wondering if that is overly aggressive.
Plus, my insurance changes to a high deductible plan this wednesday, so I'll be paying out of pocket the full cost of the treatment ($1,800) until I hit my $6,000 deductible.
I'm wondering if goto Wednesday and complete my 32nd, if that will be enough... I see AZ_guy is getting 34, How many sessions are the rest of you guys getting?
I had 39 Tx for 70 Gy. I think typically it's 1.8 Gy per Tx... If some guys seem to be a bit over or under then it might be because of different targeting areas (LN boost or something like that).
We had a $6300 deductible when my wife was diagnosed with lymphoma last December... the final month of the plan year. Her oncologist said she was mere weeks from ending up in a wheelchair when we brought her in. In addition, we paid CASH for the two MRI's that diagnosed her, to avoid the delay of insurance approval.
Pay the deductible in any way you can. This isn't like deciding between new tires or tranny rebuild. The wrong decision now could affect you for the rest of your life.
2014-15: PSA's 9, 12, 20, 25... Neg DRE's, false neg TRUS biopsy
6/16: MRI Fusion biopsy, Right Base, 2x40%+2x100% all G8 (4+4)
8/16: DaVinci RP, PNI, 6mm EPE, 11 LN-, 53g 25% involved Grp 4, BL SVI, T3B N0M0
1/17: started 18 months Lupron ADT, PSA's ~.03
5/17: AMS800 AUS implanted, revised 5/30
8/17: RapidArc IMRT 39 tx (70 Gy) Aug-Oct 2017
1/18: PSA 0.00, Now test every 3 months to find a trend