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... Casodex or its generic is usually given before Lupron to reduce the effects of "Lupron Flare". This is the rise in PSA that can occur when Lupron is first given. If he remains on both that is referred to as double blockade. ... (6 replies)
... Welcome to the board! It is especially good to have a physician participating. ... (57 replies)
... I agree. Taken alone 5ARIs will have a minor effect on their own on high grade cancer cells. ... (28 replies)

... This is about my FIL, age 67, who has recently been diagnosed with high grade prostrate cancer that has spread to his bones. Needless to say, the family is in a state of shock and anger but we need to make some decisions soon. ... (3 replies)
... I want to point out that this is statisctcs based on prostatectomy. ... (11 replies)
... The Gleason score is an analysis of the two most prevalent tumor cells present on the biopsy. The scoring goes from 1 to 5 for each type of cell. ... (27 replies)
... This past Tuesday I had a robotic prostatectomy using the Intuitive Surgical DaVinci system. ... (70 replies)
Life Expectantcy
Oct 1, 2008
... I'm trying to catch up after a virtual absence from this board since early August and just checked this thread. Medved and I see things from a similar viewpoint, and I'm hopeful that bouncing thoughts between all of us on the thread may be helpful. ... (9 replies)
... I've added a few observations, in green, to your post below. Thanks for mentioning the immune system aspect of nutrition. I was aware of it, but I tend to forget about it in focusing on other effects. ... (21 replies)
... There are several purposes of neoadjuvant hormone therapy. You seem to be focused on the fact that it shrinks the prostate and possibly kills off some of the lower grade cancer cells. However the primary purpose is that it sensitizes cancer cells to radiation. ... (19 replies)
... I think you raise some interesting points about research and statistics. Having been in research myself, I am perhaps qualified to address some of your concerns. ... (17 replies)
... As I mentioned in my post, I was diagnosed 11 days ago with Gleason score 8, Baseline PSA of 5.2 and clean DRE. I am currently going through the fact finding process to try to determine the best treatment option. ... (9 replies)
... u some details, mostly about side effects. Keep in mind that this was 7 years ago and treatments may be different now. At that time the HDR Br. treatment program of my doctor, and programs of other doctors included hormone treatment to shrink the prostate and slow the growth of the cancer. ... (25 replies)
... the urologist I was referred to then suggested I have surgery right away. I already had a considerable knowledge of the results as I had several close friends who had already had treatment of one sort or another. ... (3 replies)
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... This is my first post. I might be able to be of help because I went through the same decision process last year. ... (57 replies)
... His comment on chemo is also ignorant, though it stems from a grain of truth. ... (13 replies)
... today's prostate cancer staging methods perfectly accurate and completely reliable science." That's why they emphasize both screening of patients before admitting them to their AS programs and monitoring diligently to catch any cancers that prove aggressive. ... (30 replies)
... I'm now in my tenth year as a survivor and am doing very well after diagnosis of a challenging case in December 1999. ... (26 replies)
... Is the patient's response to ADT being monitored with tests to make sure he is getting adequate ADT? ... (2 replies)

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