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    romatthews43 posted:
    I am a 69yr old Black Man, diagnosed with stage 2 prostate cancer in 112/2010. I am presently undergoing chemotherapy(Lupron Depot) one injection every 3 months. i don't have Medicare or Medicaid, and my copay with BC/BS is very high. I am considering seeds therapy or prostate removal. Prostate Cancer survivors who have had Seeds Therapy or Prostate Removal. I am asking anyone who has undergone either of these procedures to please send me feedback.
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    billh99 responded:
    I had surgery with very good results.

    I listed some of the details in this thread.

    http://forums.webmd.com/3/prostate-cancer-exchange/forum/1174/6

    I was not looking at the seeds because I had a TURP and that made using the seeds more difficult.
     
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    Basir U Tareen, MD responded:
    In general, I would say not to make any medical decisions based on insurance co-pays. I would say you are doing the right thing by doing your due diligence and getting all the information before making a final decision. Best of luck.


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