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Trombone1st
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Joined: Aug 2010

Had Brachytheraphy procedure at Cedar Sinai four year ago. Would like to hear from men who have had the procedure

Trombone1st
Posts: 3
Joined: Aug 2010

Had Brachytheraphy procedure at Cedar Sinai four year ago with a Geason of 7. In the treatment of prostate cancer Brachytheraphy regimen is when radioactive seeds, about the size of a grain of rice, and give off radiation that travels only a few millimeters to kill nearby cancer cells. With permanent implants (for example, prostate) the radioactivity of the seeds decays with time while the actual seeds permanently stay within the treatment area.

Told 7 was high for Brachytheraphy but procedure was done. 45 minutes in operating room, 2 hours in recovery. Next day removal of catheter, visit with urologist. Returned to Louisiana expecting to go back to Cedar Sinal in 6 months.

Learned of M. D. Anderson and transferred files to M. D. Anderson Houston, TX where treatment has been for 3 1/2 years. PSA gradually down to UNDECTABLE!!!

If Gleason is below 7 you are a good candidate for Brachytheraphy.

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