Hi, I haven't posted in this forum in quite some time. I did have the user name Vet1 (very pretentious to other veterans), so I now use my real name Patrick...I had to add 07 as Patrick was taken. It's good to see biker, TC-Vegas, and some of the other names I recognize still posting. Prostate Cancer is a life-long battle, so I'm glad to be back. If you look at my signature, you'll notice immediately that I have a very high-risk Pca. That is the main reason for this post...there is always hope no matter how impossible the odds may seem. The other reason, is to let the few that remember me know that I'm alive and doing well. T3b (seminal vesicle involvement) has a poor prognosis and the gleason 5 + 4 isn't too encouraging either. I have been told many times by young, know-it-all urologists and a more experienced Head of Oncology that my cancer is "treatable but not curable." This may be true, but I am enjoying life to the fullest. I have my psa taken about
every 3-months...and it remains at negligible levels.
I do realize that I have been very lucky so far. Docs are always trying to talk me into taking the shot (Zoladex or Lupron) which is a life-saver for so many with advanced Pca. I know they are right in their recommendation. So, next time I post (more often now..I miss this forum and the guys here), you'll see hormone therapy in my signature. I know that ED is huge concern here. But for advanced cases like mine, I think taking hormone therapy now before I have a rising psa, is the next logical addition to my treatment plan. If you have an opinion or are currently on hormone therapy, I would be interested in anything you may have to say.If anyone wants to just say hello, that would b nice too.