I believe we are allowed to post links according to forum rules. If not then the moderator can please delete the below link. At any rate...
Saw this on my morning surfing of the web. According to a study done in Sweden Men that have prostate cancer and were treated with hormone therapy for three years had a 28% higher risk of having a fatal heart attack and a 21% Increased risk of dying from heart disease.
The article does end stating that the benefits of hormone therapy can halt prostate cancer or stop it for years.
Father treated for Prostate Cancer in 1997 with Proton Beam - Still doing well.
Age at diagnosis 54, PSA 5.1
Biopsy 04/08 12 cores, 5 positive
Gleason 3 Cores at 4+3=7, 2 Cores at 3+4=7
Perineural Invasion Noted on biopsy
Robotic surgery 08/12/09 at Vanderbilt, Nashville TN.
Post Surgery - Dr. Spared 100% of Nerves on the left side.
Estimated that 50 - 70% of the nerves were spared on the right side.
Final Path report
20% of the prostate Invovled
Tumor graded at T2C
Overall Gleason 3+4 (7)
Lymph Glands Clear
Positive Margin 1.8 cm in length Noted in Right Apex