Posted 10/4/2007 7:24 PM (GMT -6)
Hello goodmorning,

I think that you should research proton beam and IMRT and Image Guided IMRT. I think you will find that the results (as spinbiscuit said) are equal to surgery. I did 43 Image Guided treatments and am doing very well. Best of luck to you on both your research and outcome.


August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago. 
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
Four month post treatment PSA is 1.9.  (This is a very good result.)
No side, or after effects.  None.
I have aged a year and am now 63.  How did that happen?

Posted 10/4/2007 9:09 PM (GMT -6)
Hi goodmorning... and a warm welcome to the forum!
I know you'll receive a lot of caring and "free" advice here as you already have seen.  I don't know to much about your actual condition.  For example, did you have a biopsy that showed cancer, or are you focused on fighting the BPH?  If there is cancer, you also review the option of Brachytherapy as another form of radiation treatment.  For certain situations, it has shown to be very effective as well.  Brachytherapy is also minimally invasive.  If you like, let us know some more about your condition and what your doctor is saying.

Also, please feel free to ask as many questions as you wish at anytime.

Kind regards,

"Idaho" ~ Barry


Da Vinci Surgery July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3  Gleason 3+3=6  T2a  Confined to Prostate

1st PSA 0.04 (undetectable) 9/11/2007

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