Buddy Blank said...
Mumbo Dr. Moran is a radiation oncologist.
Yes. . . BUT.
An RO is not unbiased, either. Each of them fully believes in those treatments that they can offer a patient, and only in those treatments. If you want to learn about
ANY of the radiological treatments, you MUST speak with a practitioner who offers that particular treatment. A doc who specializes in brachy will not be able to fully discuss IMRT; an IMRT specialist will not be able to fully discuss SBRT, etc.
So, my advice is to do some research here and identify any or all radiation treatments that could be appropriate for your pathology )which is probably most of them). Then do some reading about
them and choose which might be of interest to you personally. Then meet with a practitioner who offers that specific mode of treatment and ask about
their success rates, side effects, etc.
You don't mention where around Chicago you are located, but I could tell you the names of two SBRT (CyberKnife) RO's in the northwest suburbs. I met with both, chose one, and have been quite happy with the whole process and its results.
Also, if your pathology remains as a G3+4=7, I don't believe that the Standard of Care normally includes ADT. I'm not a doc, though, so there could be special cases where it is applied. . . but I am not aware of any.
Age 68 at Dx
PSA history: 2000-2012 0.9-1.2; 06/2012 started T replacement
2013-2015 3.0-3.3 (new normal); 11/2015 4.6; 05/2016 5.7
Biopsy: 12-core biopsy 07/2016; 3 cores G3+3, 5% or less; 1 core 3+4, 15%; 1 core HGPIN; 2% of gland involved. Summary G3+4.
CyberKnife SBRT with Dr. Hirsch; start 11/15/16, finish 11/23