Frequently Asked Questions

Cure Rates and Other Treatment Methods

Q: What other treatments are given for prostate cancer besides ProstRcision or Radical Prostatectomy?

A: The list here shows 10 other treatment methods: Before selecting any of these treatment methods, you should carefully research how well they work for curing prostate cancer.


Q: Why should I research how well treatment options cure prostate cancer?

A: The answer to your question raises the single most important issue in your learning about prostate cancer. This issue can be stated simply. The fundamental purpose for treatment is to cure you of your prostate cancer which means for you to have a zero PSA 15 years later. This is the gold standard PSA measurement for cure. So far, this standard is used to calculate cure rates by doctors only after Radical Prostatectomy and only after ProstRcision.

Q: What PSA level is used by doctors to show cure rates?

A: They do not have a PSA level. If your PSA is 0.7, 1.7 or 2.7 after a treatment I shared with you in my previous few questions and your PSA does not later go up very much, you are considered free of cancer using the treatment methods I shared the past few questions you asked me. In fact, there has never been a peer-reviewed medical research paper published using any of the methods I shared with you in the past few questions you asked me that shows a zero PSA 15 years after treatment.

Q: What is so important about knowing that many doctors do not measure cure by the gold standard?

A: It is critically important. You cannot talk about “cure rates” or “cure” with a doctor if you do not know the definition. You must speak only of the chance of having zero PSA at 15 years. The refusal by doctors to use the gold standard PSA level is the basic reason for so much confusion about treatment for prostate cancer. Of the 12 different treatment choices for prostate, only two – ProstRcision and Radical Prostatectomy – have cure rates 15 years after treatment measured by zero PSA – the gold standard.

Q: Can you give me an example from one of the treatment methods you have shared with me and there not being cure rate data available using zero PSA 15 years after treatment?

A: Proton beam radiation for prostate cancer was started in 1991 and since then several thousand men have been treated with proton beam for this disease. Although well over 20 years have passed since the first patient was treated, there has not been a single medical report published showing cure rates measured by the gold standard zero PSA 15 years after proton beam. Thus, there is no medical information published in peer-reviewed medical journals showing the cure rate of proton beam. The lack of peer-reviewed 15 year published cure rates from proton beam using zero PSA as the gold standard for cure raises questions about the real results of proton beam radiation.

Q: ProstRcision is a method of giving irradiation. How does ProstRcision differ from other radiation methods?

A: Irradiation synergy. None of these other methods I shared in the previous few questions you asked me has a synergistic effect which is the key to how ProstRcision kills both cancerous and normal prostate cells.

Q: Some of the treatment methods you shared with me have both beam and seeds, how does this differ from ProstRcision?

A: Yes, but the radiation is not given at the same time so you do not have a synergistic effect. When beam is given first, beam radiation is stopped before the seed implant so that they are given separately. HDR is a temporary implant that is removed before the subsequent beam radiation; so, again they are given separately.