... our focus was on survival, and that made me eager to start hormonal therapy as soon as possible. That is not the situation for many of us, and you are in that boat with a lot of company. ... (3 replies)
... 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)
... ks but then it declines to reach remission levels in about 8 months. Changing from Lupron to Zoladex would not alter anything. The purposes in achieving chemical castration using these LHRH agonists follows the same path. A different way would be achieved if using instead an antagonist like the Firmagon. ... (6 replies)
... in hormonal manoeuvrings to treat PCa. ... (19 replies)
... which does not assure castration levels. The results are an increase of PSA due to inflammation of the gland which can last several months even if one continues with a similar adjuvant HT. ... (19 replies)
... By the contrary, hormonal drugs seem to affect the metabolism of Artemisinin. At high doses the drug may cause psychosis. ... (14 replies)
... he is giving preferences to quality of life more than being more aggressive, but he seems to be much conservative and not in touch with the newer ways of seeing hormonal treatments. ... (14 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)