" I only ask because our minds have to be open to new things, new concepts and treatment. You may need ADT 1, 2 or 3. GPs have no clue as to our plight my friend as well as many so called specialists in oncology, radiology or even urology-hematology. Just my opinion, but one has to be one's own advocate via much research and questioning."
I second that!
Here is a recent discussion with my GP and I ain't kidding:
GP: Well how's everything going since your cryo? What is your latest psa?
Me: Not really too well, it increased to 0.7.
GP: Oh, I wouldn't worry a bit, its still way below 4.
oh...and he graduated med school in 1988; so he is hardly anchient. oh and also, while I did have a positive DRE, his DRE came out "feels good to me>'
I'm still waiting for him to send a prescription for a non-statin cholestral drug, as pomegranite and statins don't mix. In the meantime its fiber supplements, over-the-counter niacin and possibly a new GP.
By the way.....I don't know if its on this forum, but I remember a recent study that indicated that too much sex (including self indulgence) was a leading cause of PCa. And frankly, that, more than too much beer, makes a lot of sense.
Age -57; Diagnosed 10/05 PSA 13.4 GS 9 Organ confined (T2B)
Cryoablation 4/06 Allegheny Hosp-Dr Ralph Miller (Cohen/Miller)
Post Cryo Nadir 8/06 0.2
Rising steadily to 0.7 4/09 :-(
Steady at 0.7 (7/09) (Pomegranate???)
Looking to take next steps soon
Hoping to qualify for salvage cryo or radiation