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ARE THERE ANY FACTUAL CURES WITHOUT PROSTRATE REMOVAL ? (SURGERY)

RADIATION HOPEFUL
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Does anyone know of someone being cured & still retained their prostrate??

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To my knowledge there are no cures without active treatment, however there are various vaccines in clinical trials that hopefully may develop cures. Additionally there is a significant number of indolent prostate cancers that will not progress and cause harm in ones life time, however medical science is not able to positively identify those patients where these cancers will not progress, or determine if a more significant cancer exists in the prostate(although technology is improving) and progress is being made.

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lewvino
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I guess it depends on your definition of 'retained the prostate'.

My Dad was gleason 6 and treated with PROTON at Loma Linda in 1997. He is 81 now and still has a prostate in his body but its been radiated.

His PSA in Aug. 2013 registered as .01 so is considered Cured.

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LEW

THANK YOU FOR THE REPLY---HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL--APPARENTLY YOUR FATHER WAS CURED BY RADIATION ONLY OR DID HE HAVE HORMONE SHOTS ALSO

I'm VERY HAPPY FOR BOTH OF YOU-- WHAT I WAS TRYING TO SAY >iS THERE ANYONE WHO WAS CURED BY RADIATION ONLY THUS KEEPING THEIR PROSTRATE---NO SURGERY INVOLVED

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lewvino
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My father had radiation only. No surgery and No hormone shots or pills.

The firrst portion was with PROTON at Loma Linda and then towards the end (Don't recall the exact number) They switched over to actually using PHOTON instaed of Proton.

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Lew

THANK YOU FOR THE REPLY___I WISH THE BEST FOR YOU & YOUR FATHER. WHAT I WAS TRYING TO ASK IS THERE ANYONE KNOWN TO BE CURED WITHOUT THE REMOVAL OF THE PROSTRATE----sorry for any confusion

THANKS AGAIN FOR THE REPLY

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RADIATION HOPEFUL
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LEW
 

THANK YOU FOR THE REPLY-----I WISH THE BEST FOR YOU & YOUR FATHER. WHAT I WAS TRYING TO ASK >is there anyone that was cured without surgery to remove the prostrate--- sorry for the confusion. WAS YOUR DAD RADIATED ONLY OR DID HE HAVE TO GET HORMONE SHOTS? 

Trew
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If you follow the newsletter called the Fellowship of the Balloon from Loma Linda U in CA there are a lot of positive stories of life after treatment.  One man even told how he fathered a child after proton treatment.  Surgery certainly isn't the only option as Lew's post shows.

 

 

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