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CyberKnife Treatment of Prostate Cancer

capusta
Posts: 1
Joined: Mar 2009

I am Gleason 6 Stage 2 I have not had any treatment yet. A clinical trial for CyberKnife is going on in my area. Does anyone know what the short term and long term results are. My urologist doesn't want to talk about it. His recomodation is internal and external radiation.

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JoeMac
Posts: 77
Joined: Jun 2008

Aloha Capusta,
You can get the answers to the questions you are asking at
http://www.yananow.net
for the Cyberknife treatment.
As I understand Cyberknife, it is probably not a good choice for your Stage 2.
Internal radiation, seeding, is also questionable for prostate cancer Stage 2.
EBRT/IMRT with ultra-sound would probably be split in to two parts, Pelvic Cavity & Prostate Specific. Other than chemo (not ADT alone) it is very difficult to nutralize your cancer Stage 2.
What are the results of your biopsy? What is your PSA over 6 months? Why were you told you have Stage 2?
Joe

ChrisOz2
Posts: 5
Joined: Mar 2009

capusta

Go to this link for Georgetown University Hospital. There are videos for CyberKnife and other information on pc that I found very useful. Dr Collins reviews the procedure and tells his criteria for accepting patients for this option. Hope it helps and good luck with your decision.

Chris

http://www.georgetownuniversityhospital.org/

tonybear
Posts: 92
Joined: Mar 2009

i am not sure what type of radiation you are being offered. i had brachy followed by tomo radiation. it isn't a overnight stay treatment. but i've had good results. find out what type of radiation and the side effects short term and long term. as my doctor told me, there is no silver bullet. best of luck....

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