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Cancer: Prostate Message Board

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Hi there,

I'm 82 years old now, on 5mg of finasterid. 9 years ago I was diagnosed with a Gleason 7 (4+3) PCa with a PSA at 27, the biopsy showed a little extension of the tumor outside the prostate borders. My American oncologist (now retired) put me on a total hormonal blockade with Zoladex injections + Casodex pills + finasteride 5 mg. I had also 10 sessions of radiotherapy.

I came back to France 5 years ago and found an oncologist there.

My PSA fell down in about 2 years to undectable values (less than 0.001) and I stopped the Zoladex injections and the Casodex pills, and continued the daily 5mg of finasterid until today.

One year ago, my PSA from 0.001 raised to 0.06
6 monthes ago it was 0.015 with testosterone under detectable (2)
And now it is 0.036, with testosterone is lower than ever at 1.2

My calculated doubling time is 4.5 monthes...

The foncologist here is old school and is used not to begin worrying before PSA reaches 0.2...

I'm a little bit worried about the decision to take since my health condition is good (my own father lived until 105!)

Would you stay waiting, or would you start Taxotere chemo, or jump directly to Xtandi ?

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