I don't know how to answer that except point out my experience. I used to be the guy that looked at someboby with a cold or flu and I got it too. Since I had a severe cold just before surgery, and have only been ill once since. I don't know if the HT does this, or the fact that my body isn't loaded with a cancerous prostate anymore, but no colds or flus.
On the other hand, the HT and heredity shot my blood pressure through the roof over the last year and a half. Once to the point I needed to go to the emergency room. While I have that under control not, I guess the flu was less dangerous.
My suggestion? Get the shot. No reason to fight a flu if you don't have to.
Age 46 (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, Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE)
Bilateral seminal vesicle invasion (SVI); Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (September 17 '08): <0.1 ~ Undetectable!
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Tony's Prostate Cancer InfoLink Page