My Gleason score is 3+4= 7, Grade Group 2, 2 small lesions, Intermediate Risk, Stage T2NONO.
I am diabetic taking insulin and I do not wish to suffer complications from surgery. I was interested in Cryotherapy, but Consultant was only going to treat the largest lesion and leave the other one to monitor. I was not happy with that option, as I want the whole gland treated.
Have spoken with various men who have had Proton treatment with similar Cancer Stage to mine 3, 4 and 5 years ago and are doing really well. They were treated in Prague.
I was particularly interested in comparing the Proton therapy offered in Wales, which opened end in 2018, with the one in Prague, operating for over 7 years. Therefore, I was hoping for some feedback from some men who had treatment in Wales.
Proton has not been extensively tested in the UK, but they have been using it very successfully in US. However, some of the Proton Centers over there still use the old Proton type of Beam, hence the data received regarding trials is quite misleading in my opinion.
Thank you for your concern and good wishes.