First of all he can't take avodart unless it is prescribed. My doctor had me on it prior to my 3D mapping biopsy and my tft. That's was with a much smaller gland than yours. Ask your doctor I don't think it's a bad idea - less area to radiate...
As to what causes it to grow? Age of course and I've read everything from hormones to diet have been speculated. What's proven other than age, I'm not sure.
Diagnosed 11/08/07 - Age: 58 - 3 of 12 @5%
Psa: 2.3 - 3+3=6 - Size: 34g -T-2-A
2/22/08 - 3D Mapping Saturation Biopsy - 1 of 45 @2% - Psa:2.1 - 3+3=6 - 28g after taking Avodart - Catheter for 1 day -Good Candidate for TFT(Targeted Focal Therapy) Cryosurgery(Ice Balls) - Clinical Research Study
4/22/08 - TFT performed at University of Colorado Medical Center - Catheter for 4 days - Slight soreness for 2 weeks but afterward life returns as normal
7/30/08 - Psa: .32
11/10/08 - Psa.62 - Not unexpected bounce after the 80% drop the quarter earlier. Along with urine flow readings, an acceptable amount left in bladder measured by sonic. Results warrant skipping third quarter tests, and to return April, 2009 for final biopsy scheduled to
complete clinical research study
Post Edited (realziggy) : 3/2/2009 10:07:13 AM (GMT-7)