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FYI ONLY-New Proton Therapy Institute

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The Hampton Roads area in Virginia will have its own proton therapy institute. It will be operational in August. I have indicated on my other posts that I'm now considering proton therapy instead of surgery. Bringing the treatment closer to home makes it even better.


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Big population in this area of VA and they could use a proton center. Good news.

More and more of these centers are being built all the time. And more and more men will bypass surgery and opt for proton therapy.

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Location, location, location! Did you make your decision?

I am trying to find out if one can have proton therapy plus hormone treatments (Lupron & Casodex). Any ideas?

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I was on hormone therapy (Eligard) and had 15 proton and 25 external rad at LLU. I know it is done, but usually when the hormone treatment is started it indicates a high gleason or positive margins which may also call for a combination of proton and exteranl beam radiation like I had which is still better than external beam alone.

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