I have playing around with these Polldadday polls and the question about “which treatment do you think gives you the best chance at cure.” Well the overwhelming response is surgical removal. Well if that is the prevailing opinion, then why all fuss about alternative therapy particularly proton therapy.
Is proton therapy chosen because it is felt to be the very best chance at cure?
Or…could it be that it is that mode of therapy that balances cure vs. risk?
So when you go about evaluating the various forms of therapy for your prostate cancer….”To thine own self be true.” Define exactly what is most important to you and clarify to yourself exactly why you have picked a form of therapy.
Does it mean anything to you that the candidates for proton therapy are in the low/intermediate risk prostate cancer? That one is low risk is based on the prostate biopsy. What if the prostate biopsy doesn’t give the true extent of your disease? Hummmmmmmm!