View Single Post
Old 11-24-2008, 07:31 AM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 575
daff HB User
Re: Salvage radiation after Hormone Therapy?

Originally Posted by Dickiedo View Post
Flyfisher:... If your Oncologist thinks your cancer is in the bed where the prostate was then I think I would opt for the radiation. By chance if it is still there you could be cured. ...
As you've probably read from my many prior posts, I had proton beam radiation at University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville, and have been an advocate of that form of radiation. That's due to the fact that it's highly targeted, doing less damage than other forms of radiation, and has no exit dose of radiation after its energy is discharged. I don't know to what extent that's used in cases like yours, but it might be at least worthwhile checking it out, just to get another opinion. There are five centers in the U.S. now, and none would be particularly convenient, location-wise, but it still might be something to look at.