Prostatecancer t2c gleason 6-8 psa4.5

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Prostatecancer t2c gleason 6-8 psa4.5

by Twograndma on Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:18 AM

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My husband was recently diagnosed & is considering cyberknife . Anyone with info on this treatment. Info on side effects? We are frightened & overwhelmed !

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by skidan on Wed Sep 30, 2015 05:03 PM

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On Sep 30, 2015 12:18 AM Twograndma wrote:

My husband was recently diagnosed & is considering cyberknife . Anyone with info on this treatment. Info on side effects? We are frightened & overwhelmed !

I haven't had cyber knife however a couple of observations. First of all how did you decide on cyberknife? Did you get multible opionions? Is the cancer confined to the prostate or does your doctor think it has escaped the capsule? have you actually researched all your options?

Based on the stage and Gleason there is a good chance that the cancer is not confined to the prostate. A bone scan and cat scan cannot always detect that or individual cells.

Last bit of advice slow down and relax before you decide on any treatment and you should also consider diet, lifestyle changes and supplements to aid you in your fight.

Good luck,

Dan

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by Twograndma on Wed Sep 30, 2015 05:31 PM

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We have made no decisions yet we meet with a radiation oncologist on fri to discuss external radiation & a cyberknife team on Monday. My husband has ruled out surgery as an option because of the more adverse side effects. He had a bone scan & ct and we were told the results showed no evidence of escaping the capsule. Have you undergone a successful treatment& were your scores similar to my husbands? My husband is 74 yrs old and in good overall health.Thank you for your response.

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by skidan on Wed Sep 30, 2015 08:25 PM

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On Sep 30, 2015 5:31 PM Twograndma wrote:

We have made no decisions yet we meet with a radiation oncologist on fri to discuss external radiation & a cyberknife team on Monday. My husband has ruled out surgery as an option because of the more adverse side effects. He had a bone scan & ct and we were told the results showed no evidence of escaping the capsule. Have you undergone a successful treatment& were your scores similar to my husbands? My husband is 74 yrs old and in good overall health.Thank "" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://health.Thank " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">health.Thank you for your response.

As I mentioned earlier just because the bone scan and cat scan showed no cancer doesn't mean it is not outside the capsule. My bone scan and cat scan were negative however my cancer escaped on the left side of the prostate. I had external bean radiation over 10 years ago, however it reoccured 9 months after treatment. Today I use alterntive treatment, my last psa test 09/17/2015 was 0.30 the lowest it has been in 10 years.

With your Gleason being at 8 and the stage being t2c, there is a good chance it is not encapsulated, ask your doctor what he or she thinks. what was biopsy like what number of the samples had cancer and what percent?

I had all 12 samples cancerous up to 70%. however my Gleason was 7. You are smart to rule out surgery, most likely it won't get all of it, but the downside they won't be able to check yout margains to see if it has escaped.

Dan

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by skidan on Wed Sep 30, 2015 08:28 PM

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The bone scan and cat scan do not detect individual cancer cells only masses of billion of cancer cells.

Dan

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by DarrylB on Wed Sep 30, 2015 08:52 PM

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Hi I agree with Dan ... SLOW DOWN it took a long while to get to where it is, take a little more time to make the right decision for you. If you are still convinced you want cyber knife talk to patients that have already had it and what problems they had at the time and the problems they have at 3 yrs or so after the treatment See if you can get long term success figures from other sources than the Dr that is trying to sell his "snake oil". Anything that carries modern words like robotic or cyber should be treated with suspicion. Radiation carries its own set of serious complications and when the cancer comes back it does so with a passion. Have a look at Dr Bert Vorstmans website for a comprehensive place for information that you need now. I had a robotic prostatectomy in 2010 and it was the worst mistake I have made in my life. I was told all sorts of wonderful stories about how quickly I would heal and more wonderful stories about sexual function urinary control and not to forget the superior cancer control outcomes with robotic surgery. 5 yrs on, no sex, urge and stress incontinence and recurrent cancer and a list of post surgery complications that would choke a horse and from what I understand my results are common. I now understand failure rates with robotic surgery are a lot higher than open surgery. Dan - can I ask what is the alternate treatment you are taking? Currently I am taking B17 and I am waiting for my next test to see how effective it is... Darryl

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by shipl on Thu Oct 01, 2015 06:21 AM

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Hi Darryl,

I totally agree with Dan & my research indicates radiation has a   higher risk of complications & after effects than an operation. NanoKnife could be an option if he meets all the criteria. Your experinces on robotic is reflect more often than not when you research & talk with PC patients. I am right into alternates & looking after my ammune system & what goes in my body & keep my PH in alkaline, I have been on black salve programs, in capsule form & as a tonic. Don't know how it has gone as I really need a biopsy to be sure. I am  investigating Cannibis Oil Candy as well as Low Dose Naltrexone with high Vitamin D at present.  Interesting you are on B17 in what form, capsules , injection or apricot kernels?

Cheers Charlie

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