This stupid disease does keep reminding us of its serious side. But understand that it can and very likely will be medically managed for many, many, years. Each trip for my PSA check every 4 months I sweat that its back. But my hormone therapy is definitely helping and I show remission. My PSA did go to undetectable after surgery, but my pathology was so grossly abnormal the docs felt it completely necessary to add more therapy. So that is what your husband will do. And with God's blessings he will do well. You have to believe in the positive side and stay positive. Remember my numbers are pretty darn close to your husbands, and I am doing well, now. I don't have much anxiety or fear anymore, I figure it to be a waste of time. And I believe he will to. In time if that's what it takes. He has my prayers, and so do you. Take it easy and keep studying. Knowledge eases the fear.
I believe it was mentioned to read a book by Dr. Snuffy Myers. "Beating Prostate Cancer: Hormonal Therapy and Diet". I have read that book 5 times. When I see that some things work or don't work, I know there's more things that can be done. It talks about
failed surgeries, or those who simply were inoperable, and succesful results.
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
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.
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