A major side effect of cancer, Lupron or no Lupron, is depression. That alone can cause one to "drown" themselves. It wanted to at first, but i am able to cope with this disease. Your brother needs a clear head to fight this disease. And starting with the doctor is a good thing. Stay with him, and try to help him back to a positive way of life...And I know about the alcoholism, had a member or two in my family, and if they don't want help, they wont accept any.
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (1/08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09.
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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