Topic: Proton Therapy

Forum: Canadians Affected by Breast Cancer — Canadian health care, clinical trials, and life in general in the north.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2021 04:50PM

Posted on: Nov 29, 2021 04:50PM

dancingdiva wrote:

HI, has anyone received Proton therapy outside Canada since It's STILL not available here?

DD

Dx 5/2014, IDC, 6cm+, Grade 3, 5/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/31/2014 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal Chemotherapy 7/15/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 2/4/2015 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Dx 5/2016, IDC/IBC, Right, ER+/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 29, 2021 05:45PM minustwo wrote:

dancingdiva - I will be interested to see the answer. I know several people who have had Proton Therapy, but not for breast cancer. Although more & more hospitals are building facilities.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Nov 29, 2021 05:56PM dancingdiva wrote:

It's very frustrating. It's available across the world but not in Canada. I just don't know where to even start to see if/where I would be able to get this is the States. DD

Dx 5/2014, IDC, 6cm+, Grade 3, 5/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/31/2014 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal Chemotherapy 7/15/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 2/4/2015 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Dx 5/2016, IDC/IBC, Right, ER+/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 29, 2021 06:05PM minustwo wrote:

Try Loma Linda Medical Center in Southern California. They were one of the first to treat prostate cancer with Proton therapy so maybe they can give you some advice. But I do know that MD Anderson has a Proton system now, as well as several others. I just don't know if they are doing breasts yet.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Nov 29, 2021 06:33PM magiclight wrote:

MDAnderson in Phoenix

Proton Therapy for Breast Cancer

Surgery 4/26/2015 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right) Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, HER2- Surgery
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Nov 30, 2021 05:43AM santabarbarian wrote:

I had proton radiation for BC. I was treated at ProCure in New Jersey. THEY WERE AWESOME. Honestly the best medical experience I have ever had. Incredibly good people. Really personal, efficient, kind healing environment.

I got protons for a L sided TNBC because of heart damage fears. They worked with me financially.

I have a old thread about it "Proton Radiation: Share your experiences."

There are ~20 proton centers in US. If you google Proton Radiation a list of them will come up.


pCR after neoadjuvant chemo w/ integrative practices; Proton rads. Dx 7/13/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/12/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/27/2018 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left) Radiation Therapy 2/10/2019 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes

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