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Proton Beam Therapy

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As part of our ongoing effort to ensure that this website is up to date, we have determined that the information in the article Proton Beam Therapy is no longer current, and has therefore been removed.

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Posted in Prostate Disorders on May 17, 2007


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I would like to know how Proton therapy compares to Brachytherapy.

Posted by: lanesue@gmail.com | May 20, 2007 2:28 PM

Proton Beam is an external beam of radiation. Brachytherapy is the implantation of radioactive seeds within the prostate itself. Standard IMRT (intensity-modulated radiation therapy) is also external therapy, as it says above in the article.

Posted by: Jo | June 7, 2007 2:42 PM

AFTER PROTON RADIATION FOR PROSTATE CANCER, MY HUSBAND HAS TERRIBLE HIP PAIN. ARTHRITIS HAS BEEN RULED OUT. SCHEDULED FOR A BONE DENSITY TEST ON 6/13. ANY COMMENTS ON THE HIP PAIN WOULD BE MOST APPRECIATED.

POSTED THIS EARLIER, BUT DON'T KNOW IF IT POSTED OR NOT.

Posted by: JEANNIE STOREDAHL | June 8, 2008 10:11 AM

I have read that there was some concern that PBT might not be good for the hips. Dr. A. Zietman wrote in an Aug 2007 article comparing IMRT and PBT: "...What then matters more, a low dose to the pelvis or a higher dose to the hips - more rectal or bladder cancers or more hip fractures?" Has there been any follow-up to the patient who was suffering from hip pain after his PBT?

Posted by: D2 | December 22, 2008 11:11 PM

I had a radical prostatectomy in 2003. Subsequent PSA Was 0.1 in 2004, 2005,2006, 2007, and 2008.PSA today is 0.7. Radiation therapy as a result of the elevated PSA is recommended. Margins were clear after surgery. Todays digital exam "no problem". Am I on the right therapy path? PSA at time of surgery was 6.0.

Posted by: notserp11 | August 17, 2009 10:48 AM

PS: Age 69 with no other known health problems.

Posted by: notserp11 | August 17, 2009 10:50 AM

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