... should be administered at any time independently of the status of castration resistance. The success in a cure could be expected no matter to when the cocktail party takes place. ... (16 replies)
... I would like to note that this protocol is recommended by many renowned oncologists, experts on the administration of hormonal therapies in PCa cases. ... (16 replies)
... I had never heard of "pituitary apoplexy" in connection with hormonal blockade. I just completed a PubMed search, learning that it is quite real but fortunately appears to be extremely rare in connection with hormonal therapy. ... (8 replies)
... Hi again Mitch,
I'll insert some responses in green.
Jim (3 replies)
... on each side of my ribcage and 1 in my lower back. In conjunction with the Triple Hormonal Blockade approach, could you comment on the effecitveness of Zometa or comparable drug to arrest testosterone production from the affected bone areas? ... (3 replies)
... would be advised by the doctors I follow closely who are experts in hormonal blockade therapy. Depending on results, other tests may also be helpful. ... (3 replies)
... Orchiectomy hormonal blockade treatment advice. ... (3 replies)
... and decided with my wife to undergo surgical castration to temporarily stop testosterone production. ... (2 replies)
... Your making me envious with that moderate duration course of single drug hormonal blockade for twelve or thirteen months and then a PSA that is still just 0. ... (8 replies)
... lot of medical literature supports that because of his history of hypertension, irregular heart beats and diabetes he is not a good candidate. Our last option is hormonal castration, but the latest literature suggests that in diabetics, there is a danger of myocardial infarction or heart attack on androgen blockers. ... (13 replies)
... I tried interspersing answers in green earlier and it seemed to work, so here goes again.
Take care, and thanks for giving me a chance to speak from one of my favorite soap boxes,
Jim (9 replies)
... I have a relative in his early 50's who chose hormonal therapy as his treatment for prostate cancer. ... (9 replies)
... What a shock this must be to both of you. I found that psych counseling was very valuable to me at the time of diagnosis. I also joined a PC support group that I still attend. On top of the possible depression, anxiety and grieving over the diagnosis, your husband will experience mood changes from the hormone therapy. It's a lot to deal with.
As far as timing, there is wide... (33 replies)
I recall the problems you had with your initial team of care givers in Norway. I think that the urologist taking care of you was totally erroneous in his PSA threshold used in your care.
Probably you are now the solo commandant of your case and have decided to go along following a treatment you feel comfortable with. However, I would recommend you to find a doctor... (4 replies)
... I am on hormonal treatment since November of 2010. ... (4 replies)
... is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia which was part of the problem that took your dad for the TRUP, but it also is used in the hormonal treatment protocol to lower dihydrotestosterone. He can continue Proscar as it will help in the treatment. Just follow his doctor's recommendation. ... (14 replies)
... In principle, the hormonal treatment is done with a defined protocol. Alterations should be done with intent in controlling the cancer not the treatment. ... (2 replies)
... of findings with regards to the intratumoral affairs of cancerous cells is revolutionizing the methods used in the hormonal treatment, and professionals will have to adjust and follow suit. After all, you have to feed the beast to keep him quiet. ... (21 replies)
... Hi Rhonda (and all interested in DHT and its role in prostate cancer),
I have looked at the first study you listed ("Dihydrotestosterone synthesis from adrenal precursors does not involve testosterone in castration-resistant prostate cancer"), reading the abstract and discussion, looking at the graphic figures briefly, and glancing over some of the other parts. I also read... (21 replies)
... In any case, hormonal treatment is a viable solution for caring hormone dependent cancers, providing control on any advance for long periods of time, over 10 years in many cases. ... (10 replies)