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FYI ONLY-New Proton Therapy Institute

Feb2010
Posts: 51
Joined: Mar 2010

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.

http://www.hamptonproton.org/

Trew
Posts: 931
Joined: Jan 2010

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.

TEMENOS
Posts: 1
Joined: Sep 2010

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?

Trew
Posts: 931
Joined: Jan 2010

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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