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Old 11-14-2012, 02:13 PM   #24
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Re: A little concerned

NavyChief,
Talk to everyone but make sure you talk to someone at the Proton Center. Side effects from surgery are immediate and significant for many people while Proton has fewer side effects than other radiation therapies. I had surgery at PSA 3.95 and Gleason 7 and I was told not to worry as it was "early days" but unfortunately I had positive margins and the surgery failed to get all the cancer. It's almost 3 years since I finished my Proton salvage and I have no noticeable side effects from it. After my experiences I do lean towards some kind of radiation therapy as opposed to surgery because it covers the margins and to me seems to be a better way to proceed.
Bob