As a quadruple bypass patient I was very interested in the potential downside of hormone therapy on my heart. There are several papers that indicate some degree of caution should be exercised in cases of known CAD. A web search will turn up several. Also the Harvard Heart news letter had an article on this connection back earlier in the year. I pay close attention to this as I have had no problems since the original
open heart surgery 10 + years ago and do not want any now. I have a family history of CAD and usually the first indication is fatal. Tony's advice to discuss this with your cardiologist is well placed. You should do so and, if possible, ask him to consult with the urologist.
Are you considering any other treatment?
PSA 21.5 (first and only test resulted from follow up visit to emergency room for kidney stone. first time for kidney stone too)
Gleason 4 + 3
DRE palpable tumor on left side
100% of 12 cores positive for PCa range 35% to 85%
Bone scan clear
Chest x ray clear
CT scan shows potential lymph node involvement in pelvic region
Started Casodex on May 2 and stopped on June 1, 2008
Lupron injection on May 15 and every four months for next two years
PSA test on July 14, 08 after 8 weeks hormone .82
Started IMRT/IGRT on July 10, 2008. 45 treatments scheduled
First 25 to be full pelvic for a total dose of 45 Gray to lymph nodes.
Last 20 to prostate only. Total dose to prostate 81 Gray.
Completed IMRT/IGRT 09/11/08.
Second Lupron shot 09/11/08
Next PSA test by oncologist 03/09