Apr 22, 2010 - 7:52 pm
The doctor that I seen for the last year is a surgeon at UCLA. I visited with him yesterday, and he referred me to an other physician at UCLA who specializes in Active Surveillance.
There is a new type biopsy which is " three dimensional ultrasound" for a prostate biopsy which this doc is able to do....I understand it to be superior to the standard biopsy that we all have had, since you can really tell where the biopsy is takenfrom and repeat, if I understand correctly.
At UCLA I'm pretty sure that they basically monitor the disease and do not do anything to retart the disease. There are other docs in the area who do this,however I wonder if I want to do any of this........there is a drup called avodart that some docs prescibe, but I really don't know if I want this or something else that they might do.......ie , other monitoring techiques or drugs , etc.
Anyway I'm looking for input.