Good day all,
Male, age 73, Prostate cancer 3-3, had green light laser for BPH which was sloppy, resulted in blockage, then prostate stones. Four months later the stones were carved out with conventional TURP. But Doc's never told me that the TURP would make prostectomy more complicated resulting in inncontenence, so surgery was put off now for 5 years. Currently have lower abdominal discomfort, as in the past. A few time the Doc prescribed Cipro wich worked after just three days, but now, one year later, the abdominal pain is back. Six months ago PSA went to 9.1 and started Casedex, and one hormone shot. PSA went down to 3.1. about to get another PSA test in a few days, and this time if it has doubled, I'm considering Proton therapy, but don't know anything about it.
A few Urologists suggest that due to my heart condition and former TURP, prostectomy is very risky. Heart surgery in 2001 resulted in 6 months of curing nosocomial infections.
Can you suggest what is involved in the proton therapy, and is it a probable alternative?