From Johns Blog ~~ John has talked to many people in the last year - we are so happy we can help others with our success and yours - In the event you are denied coverage, please read this article.
Many of you know my hubby John who was recently diagnosed with Prostate Cancer - We started a Website just for this important information about this promising Cancer Treatment and our Journey thru it ~~ It is very important information about a treatment for prostate cancer that most do not know about (we did not know either). Please share with others so they too can have this information. We only wish we had it in the beginning. Decisions are made too quickly when diagnosed - do not rush into anything.
John shared his thoughts in Lessons Learned below and his timeline.
Phase 2 ~~ UF Proton Therapy Institute Aug 3-5 2017
Lessons Learned thru August 6 2017
Prostate Cancer ~~ My Timeline by Month of Dr. Visits and Proton Therapy
Home Away From Home for Treatment ~ Good Things Coming Our Way
Childrens Thanks and Chimes to Celebrate Final Treatment
My husband was recently diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and in the meeting with the Physician on treatment options we had to ask for this information on the Prolaris Test and Score. It was not offered to us until I asked. The biopsy is sent to them to determine the aggressiveness of the cancer. This Test is the ONLY accurate measure of whether or not your cancer is aggressive in nature and in many cases it just may not be. This will give both you and the PHYSICIAN additional information about the TRUE nature of the cancer that NO other test can. Be informed before you make your decision about any treatments.
What is Prolaris®?
Prolaris provides a new measure of the aggressiveness1,2 of an individual’s prostate cancer. Getting a Prolaris ScoreTM will give both the patient and physician additional information about the true nature of the cancer that no other test can.
Prolaris is a measure of how fast a prostate cancer tumor is growing. Biopsy tissue samples can be used to determine a patient’s personal Prolaris Score. Studies have shown that Prolaris provides an accurate assessment of cancer aggressiveness.1,2 And, because every individual’s prostate cancer is different, the result of each Prolaris test is unique to that patient.
Safely choose active surveillance & reduce overspending on prostate cancer carePhysicians use the Prolaris test for men with localized prostate cancer to add precision to their clinical risk assessment. The unique information provided by Prolaris drives optimal treatment decisions, by identifying patients who can safely choose active surveillance and thereby reduce morbidities associated with unneeded interventions. This net reduction in unnecessary therapies produces an overall cost savings to the healthcare system.
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