You missed diagnosed me on this, 1st I said it is a possible choice(not the choice-men have to decide for themselves), 2nd I mentioned 13 months (just over 1 yr.-hello), 3 rd I would be against any long term useage of constant ADT3: in the long run over multiple years it can have alot of effects and even John Hopkins has an article about
long-long run useage. I am interested in pointing out, what might be a working tool against PCa and any patients options that are available to us. It is no picnic and some men will tolerate this better than others. Let me add that these nasty side effects usually are temporary after one quits using these, after a little time goes by. The side effects of major treatments like incontinence, ed, bowel issues and others are sometimes permanent and talk about
difficult for men to go through(tolerate)...just read the posts herein.
Let us not forget the side effects Rick K. has: 14 yrs.+, normalcy of body functions, can still get basically any treatment on PCa he wishes, via his own choice and timing. He is not a freak on this, I did 2 yrs. of ADT3(my stats are ridiculous compared to his), it is not real pleasant, but it can be done...others herein are doing similar therapies...out of necessity to keep PCa in control....Hey, if it works use it, you might want to question how long, can I do intermittently, and look into all your future options and choices, and there are many other protocols that most patients know little or nothing about
. Maybe some need to find them?
Cost varies expect it to cost: $13,000 or more a year (back in 2002-2003) mine was worth around those dollars. It served me for about
2 yrs., pretty well as for keeping PCa in check(had radiations as major treatments). Glad I stopped and switched to something that has served me much better and without the side effects. That could be another thread and would be for the failed or super high risk groups to perhaps have interest in, I would have dreamed to have stats like Rick K. and had I known this option might have chosen it, objectively thinking.
Yes, I basically am smug on the drug companies for their pricing and marketing that is imposed upon us. These same drugs that are made here, are sold for way less in Europe, Asia etc.(we are marketed to) . I am for anything for PCa patients that extends life, enhances quality of life, or is in our best interests as a patient or shows that it works in some fashion.
(p.s. 13-months not years)- I know I can add you to my fan club (LOL)
Post Edited (zufus) : 11/8/2009 11:42:32 AM (GMT-7)