how old are you anyway? don't see it posted. you should never give up hope, there is research going on all the time for advance prostate cancer, new trials being developed..
If your doctor feels that HT is your only hope, having ruled out other treatment possibilities, why wouldn't you want to give it a chance?
If my PC takes me out, it won't be because I quit fighting and trying. That is why I am fighting my way through salvage radiation right now, pissed that surgery failed its main objective. And if the radiation fails later, I guess I will off to the HT path myself. Won't like that either, but not going to die from this thing without trying every possoble source of hope and cure.
Perhaps you could post your stats, make it easier for the rest of us to partially understand your journey and unique situation
Keep the faith and the f ight, brother
David in SC
57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.33rd Biopsy
: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3Open RP:
11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09Path Rpt
: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marginPost Surgery PSA
: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16Latest:
7/09 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/09 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out 38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl.agree to start radiation, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg with uro/surg, 9/29- pre-op, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - suprapubic cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sessions/72 gys.