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    Posted: May 23 2020 at 12:58pm
Has anyone opted for proton therapy in this forum?  If so, what was the outcome or their thoughts?

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Hi Mary,

There was some discussion last year about it.  It may not be available at all facilities and the bigger issue will be if insurance will pay for it since it's more expensive than traditional radiation. 

https://forum.tnbcfoundation.org/proton-therapy-has-less-side-effects_topic13534_post134072.html

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 Hi Donna, thank you so much for the information! I am to discuss the options with my current radiation oncologist next week, and also getting a second opinion from Sloan which offers Proton therapy.  Will decide once find out more.  
dx 10-29-19 | TNBC stage IA grade 3 | 0.4cm 0/1 nodes | BRCA- | lumpectomy clear margins 11-14-19 | ACx4 started 12-18-2019, finished 1-31-2020 I Taxol x12 started 2-14-2020 finished 5-1-2020
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