I'm reminded of my own father who used to say, "Who would want to live to be 100? ! ! !" Then he'd answer his own question: "Ask someone who is 99."
I have a 96 year old mother who lives on her own and is thinking of buying a new car. Her eyesight keeps her from driving, but she does like to have a car.
Point being, if your dad is in good enough shape generally that the doctor is suggesting therapy for his cancer, then he should probably do the HT treatment ---- although I do wonder if he wouldn't be a perfect candidate for HIFU. It's worth checking out.
My father had his testicles removed and did a hormone drug I believe it was, called flutamide. His breasts grew some, but not to the point that they were an issue in the locker room, or anything, and aside from that, I don't think he had any issues with the drug. Surgery wasn't an option as he had a bad heart -- many heart attacks from age 45 on. And, it was his heart that got him, about
15 years after the PCa diagnosis.
Sorry I can't be of more help, but hope the above might be of interest to you.
How goes with your RLP journey. I too was "done" in June. So far, so good, for me.
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9, so far, so good
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
First post op PSA Sept 09 0.02
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues, but better every week.