Originally diagnosed August 2012, came very close to having surgery but ultimately chose Proton Therapy at UPenn. I read Bob Marckini's book, "You Can Beat Prostate Cancer: And You Don't Need Surgery to Do It" and started to research Proton and quickly became convinced that this was the treatment I wanted. I was 55, active and feared being on pads or fighting ED, I also felt the treatment was as good as others in terms of success. I finished treatment in December 2012 and have had three PSA tests the most recent on 10/7/2013 and all have been .8. I feel great, have had no side effects and very happy with my choice of treatment. Its a tough decision as to which way to go for treatment, just take your time and make an informed decision.
Now 18 months out from Proton treatment, PSA at .5 and no side effects.
So far so good. Nothing to report other than good things!
4 years post Proton. PSA rising, looking into treatment for recurrent cancer.
Kevin's e-mail address is: kmack57 AT aol.com (replace "AT" with "@")