Have you considered proton therapy? I opted for that, and that was five years ago. I had no side effects, enjoyed the treatments, and have lived a full and happy life since then. I am in a support group of 60 men who have done the same thing, and all of them share my feelings.View Thread
I'm so glad that I was of some help to both of you. There is no Need to suffer in silence when just a talk with the doctor will solve the problem. May your sex life continue to improve as time goes on.View Thread
If your friend calls UFPTI they will and him a packet of info, which includes a book by Bob Marckini that discusses the pluses and minuses of the various treatments for prostate cancer. I chose proton therapy and have never regretted it. My stay there with my wife was an altogether fun time,and we made several new friends who were there for the same reason.View Thread
I went to UFPTI in Jacksonville 4-1/2 yrs ago and was extremely pleased with the result. The staff is amazing, and I have had no side effects. Since then at least a dozen men in this area have had the same treatment with the same result. In fact, we call ourselves a proton fan club, and meet once a month.View Thread
I would certainly investigate proton radiation before deciding on surgery. That was my choice, and I am delighted with the results: no side effects, no pain, and no change to my ability to function as before. You can't lose by checking into it.View Thread
I was 84 when I opted for proton radiation, which is more precise than X-ray radiation and has minimal to zero side effects. That was over four years ago, and I have been delighted with the results: no side effects and no change in my daily activities. I was also told that I was too old for surgery, but I would have still chosen proton therapy after researching all of the alternatives.View Thread
I am your height and weight. I excise daily and eat a healthy diet. My PSA rose gradually until my urologist did a biopsy and found six positives. I was 82 at the time and decided to watch and wait rather than have seeds or IMRT, both of which have unpleasant side effects. My doctor said that I was too old for surgery. A year later I heard about proton therapy which has minimal to zero side effects. I checked into it further and decided that it was the choice for me. Four years ago I was treated at Jacksonville Proton Therapy Institute. It was a thoroughly wonderful experience, and I have had no side effects since. There was no pain involved, and I continued my regular routine during the treatment. And my insurance paid the bill. Check it out.View Thread
I recommend researching all of the options before deciding on surgery. Most urologists recommend the treatment that they perform for obvious reasons. In my case, after comparing choices I chose proton therapy, which has minimal to zero side effects, and four years later i'm delighted that I did. The procedure was painless and my life has continued as before with no side effects.View Thread
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