Sep 18, 2012 - 2:35 pm
Hello: I'm new to this site. Had a second opinion on my biopsy of 4+4=8 and it was confirmed. I have been scheduled for proton consultation at Loma Linda in a week and was told that I would likely be advised to be on hormone therapy for 2 months PRIOR to proton treatment and for a time following treatment. I had 12 cores and 3 were positive on the right side only. Nothing detected on the left side. Of those cores I had 1mm, 2mm, and 3mm of diseased tissue respectively. Doc told me that he was 99.997% sure that it had not spread. Had bone scan anyway just to be sure. Came back negative as he anticipated. I thought I'd be done by end of year but now this hormone thing has be totally spooked. Heck, I don't even know what I'm asking/seeking here. Anyone out there with a Gleason 8 plus with proton therapy who can share?