Hello, my name is Tim. I am from St Louis Mo. I was diagnosed May of this year (2010). My father had prostate cancer so I have been watching my PSA for the past 10+ years. It has always been normal in the 3.2-3.7 range. This year my PMD suggested I see a urologist because of my family history. When I did he suggested a biopsy because my PSA's were in the higher limits of normal and the positive family history. I had two positive biopsies out of twelve. Both were Gleason 3+3.
I did a lot of research into treatment, and decided on proton therapy at M.D. Anderson. I am currently in my 7th of 8 weeks of treatment. I chose proton therapy because of the minimal side effects, specifically the lack of ED problems. Side effects have been very minimal and manageable.
If anyone has questions about proton therapy, M.D. Anderson, or anything else...feel free to contact me.
Finished proton therapy in October 2010; current PSA 1.20 ng/ml
Current PSA 2.2 ng/ml.
I was treated at M D Anderson in 2010 with Proton therapy. My PSA's have been below 1 for the past three years. I had a 2.4 three months after treatment but they have all been below 1 for the past 4 years.
I did Proton therapy at M D Anderson in 2010, PSA has been below 1 since, minimal side effects. Most of my side effects I would probably have at this age.
I had proton therapy at M D Anderson in 2010. My PSA has been in the 0.5 to 0.8 range since.
Tim's e-mail address is: timthompson1030 AT gmail.com (replace "AT" with "@")