Anyone have experience with ProstRcision?

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Anyone have experience with ProstRcision?

by mrgoodwx on Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:00 AM

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I have recently been diagnosed with stage T2a prostate cancer with Gleason of 6 (3+3), and PSA of 3.2.  I'm doing all my homework going through the plethora of web sites, forums and research papers.  Upon my request, I received a package of from the Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia, with information about the procedure they use they call ProstRcision.  This is a combination of seed implants followed by IMRT.   They have an impressive database of about 10,000 patients over 25 years, with lots of statistics a numbers junkie like me can appreciate.  

Yet, I don't find much on the web about their program, other than their web site. Has anyone been through their treatment program, or does anyone know much about it?  Thanks!

 

RE: Anyone have experience with ProstRcision?

by Wyatt on Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:00 AM

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On 10/31/2007 mrgoodwx wrote:

I have recently been diagnosed with stage T2a prostate cancer with Gleason of 6 (3+3), and PSA of 3.2.  I'm doing all my homework going through the plethora of web sites, forums and research papers.  Upon my request, I received a package of from the Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia, with information about the procedure they use they call ProstRcision.  This is a combination of seed implants followed by IMRT.   They have an impressive database of about 10,000 patients over 25 years, with lots of statistics a numbers junkie like me can appreciate.  

Yet, I don't find much on the web about their program, other than their web site. Has anyone been through their treatment program, or does anyone know much about it?  Thanks!

 


I am nearly one year removed from my prostricision and can report nothing but good things from my treatment.  My most recent PSA was .94 which was down from 6.6 at diagnosis.  I have had only moderate side effects which include hesitation and weak urination, but that has greatly subsided over the past year.  Sexual urges and the ability to have sex has not diminished at all or at the most only slightly.  One other slight side affect was some mild diarrhea during treatment, but they have ways stopping this.  Believe it or not, you just cut out all vitamin C.

 

I can't say enough about the care I received at the clinic in Decatur.  The people there are caring and very competent.  If you let them, they will have a good time treating you.  You will see a Doctor once a week during the radiation treatment, but mostly will just go in for 10-15 minutes a day for your radiation treatment.

Basically I am saying that, for me, I wouldn't do anything differently than have RCOG cure my prostate cancer.

RE: Anyone have experience with ProstRcision?

by mrgoodwx on Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:00 AM

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It's good to hear from someone who has actually been through
this.  Your experience sounds really good.  I still haven't
decided but am narrowing down my options.  Congrats on the
successfull prostrcision, and I sincerely  hope everything
continues to go well for you.  Thanks for your comments.

RE: Anyone have experience with ProstRcision?

by rogerworldie on Mon Aug 23, 2010 05:03 PM

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On Nov 20, 2007 12:00 AM mrgoodwx wrote:

It's good to hear from someone who has actually been through
this.  Your experience sounds really good.  I still haven't
decided but am narrowing down my options.  Congrats on the
successfull prostrcision, and I sincerely  hope everything
continues to go well for you.  Thanks for your comments.

How can we be certain that both of the above comments are not actual promotions for the procedure? And that you have actually had the procedure?

 

RE: Anyone have experience with ProstRcision?

by mrgoodwx on Thu Aug 26, 2010 04:54 PM

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That post I made was in late 2007.  Ultimately, I decided on robot-assisted surgery at M.D. Anderson in Houston.  That was in February 2008, and I'm doing very well.  I had no problems at all with incontinence or anything else.  I will say that it was very difficult for me to choose between the options, but since I was in my mid 50s I just decided I wasn't ready to put radiation in my body.  The clinical diagnosis of a Gleason of 6 ended up a 3+4=7, which makes me glad I didn't opt for having seed implants only (which was another option I was considering at the time).  The good news for all of us who are diagnosed with T1 or T2 prostate cancer is that we do have options.   

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