On Fri, 23 Nov 2007 17:21:46 -0600, williamboyd
>> On Wed, 21 Nov 2007 23:58:46 GMT, "Max" sbcxxglobal.net>
>>> "LK" wrote
>>>> We had more good news here in our family; my close Michigan cousin, who's
>>>> as close as a brother, has had radiation treatments for his prostate
>>>> and that cancer is now in remission! In his new outlook of his life
>>>> he's got his sweetie wife talked into the Ford Mustang he's always
>>>> wanted -
>>>> and don't ask me which one, but it will be a beauty, I'm sure. ha.
>>>> All is good here. Hubby still treading water with his heart failure, but
>>>> we're all so thankful he's still with us.
>>>> Happy Thanksgiving to all on RORT - even Linus.
>>> Do you know if your cousin used the "seed" method? I have a close friend
>>> who was just diagnosed and he is trying to decide on his options.
>> Received an answer from my cousin about his radiation therapy today. As
>> for the radiation, my cuz had a prostectomy, the radiation was directed
>> from the outside into the area the prostate was. The tumor had spread to
>> the lymph nodes so they didn't know how much further it may have spread.
>> Mayo clinic doc said there was only a 1%% chance that the radiation would
>> help....but 1%% was sure better than 0%%. In this case it appears to have
>> worked. 7 weeks/5 days a week was a long time to go through the radiation
>> but he dealt with it well. It really took everything out of him every
>> Wednesday and he really had to fight the fatigue through Friday.
>> The seeds are used when they catch it early enough, before the tumor has
>> spread outside the prostate. Then they can implant them close to or maybe
>> even in the tumor and irradiate it.
>> They're still going to followup with Johns Hopkins.
>> Hope this helps.
>Thanks LK for the information on radiation, I start mine soon I hope.
>Seems as though they are dragging their feet.If there is such a thing as
>getting behind the treatment curve then that is where I am at. The only
>good thing about it so far is my lymph nodes are clear. Radical
>prostatectomy recovery has been hell, longest ambulatory period I have
>ever had. When it is all over maybe I can get back to our travels, dog
>is looking forward to that also.
I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1998. I researched it rather
thoroughly and opted for seed + radiation. I had 25 (@ 5/week) shots
of selective, aimed radiation and then went in for seeding.
Now seed therapy was relatively new then and 10 Year dats was just
starting to come in.
Last January, I went in for my 9 year checkup and the Doctor
proclaimed me CANCER FREE. He is known as one of the leading seed
therapy Docs in the country and a hellova nice guy. Name is Dr.
Steven Beyer and works out of hospitals here in the
Best at ya.