Loma Linda Proton Prostate Therapy

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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 10/30/2007 12:24 AM (GMT -6)   
     Two weeks ago we were fortunate to have Dr. Rossi
 from LLU speak at our monthly Us TOO prostate cancer
 support group meeting. He is really a great presenter of
 any thing pertaining to external beam radiation world. As we 
 used to say "he knows    his onions".  An interesting feature of his presentations is the info he generates as aside comments.
 One of his "oh by the way" gems was the statement
 that in about two months LLU was going to start a four
 and a half week treatment plan as opposed to the nine
 week plan currently employed. I tried to find something LLU
 specific about it on the net but no joy. I did find that the
 shortened treatments at higher fractional doses is called
 "hypofractionation". I just thought that there might be 
  a serious treatment shopper out there that can use the
 tip and look into it if so inclined.
  SHOOT I just hit a button I wasn't supposed to  and   blew up the whole mess. I better quit!

flippin out
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 137
   Posted 10/30/2007 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Interesting - Did he elaborate as to how it would pertain to a patient with recurring prostrate cancer?

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 400
   Posted 10/31/2007 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   


Think you may have misunderstood - don't think Loma Linda has anything like this available soon.  I think young Dr Slater is working on hypofractionation, but don't think it's ready yet.  Maybe he said in a couple of years.


Diagnosed Feb 2001  (Age 65)  Currently 72
PSA 4.8      Gleason 3+3=6      Stage   T2b
Completed Proton Therapy @ Loma Linda - Aug 2001 - No side effects.
6yr PSA - 0.19
Our responsibility now is to educate men about Pca, PSA and the importance of early detection. 

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