Naturally, everyone is different, but even without radiation therapy the PSA can go very low. After 1-year of hormone therapy alone using Zoladex, Casodex (150 mg/day), and Avodart, my PSA fell from 19.6 to 0.02. After 15-months (last three without any medication except Avodart or Proscar) my PSA is 0.01. I expect the PSA will soon start to go up without hormone therapy, and I will see how far and how fast it will rise.
Thanks for the info on your Dad. It was suggested to me that I should find out why my PSA was not lower after six months of Lupron. I am planning on talking to the urologist this week about it.
Thanks again to all who replied.
The oncologist had mentioned Avodart some time back and had recommended a wait and see approach. He is aware that I am footing the bill on my own for this. I will ask about it on my next PSA depending on the results.
By the way I don't think I have ever had a problem with my jeans fitting.