Good News ~~ Research and talking to many former patients, we were told that the PSA level would be extremely high (as high as 8 or 9) immediately after treatment. The average person or research told us that it would take 6 months - one year to get in the low ranges 2 and below. John had to be tested the day after treatment ended and again in 6 months.
All treatments were at the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute (UFHPTI Facility).
There are 3 Gantry's (also called Proton Rooms). 3 techs are in each treatment room - 18 techs in all.
9 in each shift (7-3) (3-11). This is quite an operation - 100 plus patients treated daily.
Every patient receives a lanyard with your name and a scan bar. When you come into the facility, you scan in, drink 24 oz. water 30 - 45 minutes before your appointment, then they come out and escort you to the Gantry's for your treatment.
Each treatment lasts about 20 minutes with set up and a one minute Proton treatment.
The UFHPTI website updates every 5 minutes all day on the status of all 3 gantry's - any delays or if they are ahead of times, is updated on the website all day.
Our Journey thru Proton Therapy