Many post will come your way, and greet you especially with our catch phrase. May I just add as others here say.."Welcome to the club that none of us really want to be in", but do NOT get get down...I think you are doing really great so far!
Hopefully you have good Insurance coverage, because that's important. Yes M.D. Anderson in Houston is a top notch Cancer Center, even though Texas is not all that very close to you. Dr. Nick Vogelsang in Las Vegas is very renown, I believe Todd1963 would recommend him. There are many others you may here about
. Especially from a prominent or should I say eminent advisor her, our Tall Allen.(Listen to this guy, he knows his stuff!!)
My personal advice get a Oncologist that you have seen some bio background and lots of info about
, someone willing to meet you as more than just a patient, but as a person, and one who will treat you that way. After my "dire prognosis" I was determined to find a Cancer Center where this one place could provide a varied but thorough and current "best practice" advice for treatment , with a whole team approach to my care. The Mayo Clinic in Phoenix is also well known, but for me I found a home at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in nearby Goodyear, Az. Even though I live in California, where there are many first class Centers are located, I found from the initial visit at CTCA, I knew that was the place for me, and my Doctor, Ashsish Sangal is my Oncologist.
You will get lots of advice, for the most part we are just laymen here, but with our lots of own experiences and knowledge to share. Make that decision your own, and one that you feel in your heart will be best for you. So...Keep the faith!
Wings in So Cal
DX PCa-Nov/2012,age 57=GS 3+4=7 & 4+3=7 w/mets PSA=71.2 start Lupron PSA=,
1/13=2.7 2/13=0.7 3/13=0.2 6 /13=0.1
9/ 13=0.7 11/13=1.4 12/13=2.7 4/14=2.7
6/14=3.8 8/14=5.2 1
9/14=1.4 11/14=<0.06 12/14=<0.06 1/15=<0.06 3/15=<0.06 6/15=<0.06
9/15=<0.06 12/15=<0.06 3/16=<0.06 6/16=<0.06 9/16=<0.06 12/16=<0.06
3/17=<0.06 8/17=<0.06 12/17=<0.06
Post Edited (Wings of Eagles) : 3/3/2018 3:48:26 PM (GMT-7)