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... That's one of the questions researchers aimed at years ago, and at least a few studies are indicating that two years of supportive hormonal therapy is substantially superior to six months of supportive hormonal therapy. ... (50 replies)
When it comes back
Jan 20, 2008
... Your case reminded me of my own, though by what I think was good fortune in my particular circumstances I went straight to hormonal blockade. ... (8 replies)
... BTW... I especially like the remark, "The "indefinitely" part especially applies to very low risk patients." Thanks again!:D (7 replies)

... Not a problem, it was my pleasure!;) (7 replies)
... There is some very good news for anyone who is under the impression that the benefit of hormonal blockade treatment is limited to 18 months. ... (7 replies)
... There aren't many joys that come from having prostate cancer, but surely one is getting a favorable PSA test when you thought the result would be unfavorable. I can vouch for that because today it happened again to me! ... (1 replies)
... ts in green in response to your first post, but I won't cover items that Baptista has already covered very well. I am a now experienced patient, especially with hormonal therapy, but I have had no enrolled medical education. ... (26 replies)
... Hi Tim, On behalf of all of us I'll say "you're welcome." That's what we are here for - to share experiences and to learn from each other. Congratulations on that nice drop in PSA. You are off to a good start. I'll add some comments in green in response to an excerpt from your initial post. Please keep in mind that I'm a layman with no enrolled medical education. ... (4 replies)
... Hi Patricia, I'm sorry you have had to join us on this board, especially after such disheartening news last month :(, but may you will find some hope and help here! :) I have a challenging case myself, though not like what you and your husband are going through. My circumstances have motivated me to prepare by learning about what you both are now facing, and I'll share... (6 replies)
... or lower. That and associated medications and tactics have enabled me to lower my PSA from its original 113. ... (18 replies)
... ded it since I was feeling fine and everything he saw looked good. He was mighty embarrassed and I was stunned a few days later when the report came back with a PSA of 113.6 and a scrawled notation "Get an appointment ASAP. ... (3 replies)
... I'm guessing that the doctor is comfortable with a six month retest because it has taken about seventeen years for the PSA to rise to 14. What isn't known to you or the board is when his PSA started to rise and how rapidly it is moving now. ... (6 replies)
... In theory doing a PSA at six weeks should be fine, but the books on PC recommend waiting longer. Perhaps others could comment on that. ... (18 replies)
... Hi KO, I too want to welcome you to our club :wave:, though we are happier when we can refuse membership requests. ;) I'll insert some comments in green. Jim You have the blessing :D and curse :( of several excellent options. :confused: :dizzy: I hope we can help you sort your way through them. Take care, (21 replies)
... DR. Stephen Strum comments that the intermittent principle originated from an idea in having patients off the treatment so that they could enjoy the full benefits of ADT in contrast with radical treatments. ... (8 replies)
... he knows what the PSA pattern should look like, including the odds of recurrence at different ultrasensitive PSA levels. ... (27 replies)
... yes, a year and a half sounds about right, especially if you will be on triple hormonal blockade. The long answer follows. ... (6 replies)
... I'm so sorry you both have had to go through the rough diagnosis, then the surgery, and now the rising PSA after the radiation and hormonal therapy, especially at your young ages. That's quite a load! ... (12 replies)
... hormone therapy following the surgery. ... (14 replies)
... Of course a PSA of 56 is very high, and the biopsy underscores that your husband's case is challenging. ... (11 replies)


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