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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 1/23/2010 6:53 AM (GMT -6)   
hi all how long do these wonderful hot flashes last  my last shot of zoladex was in may of 09 they are some what better but still around and will the body hair ever come back .just wondering what other guys are going thur.
age 49 when diag psa 6.2 rp in 8-06 both nerves spared
gleason score 8  stage t2b no evidence of capsular invasion
post surgery psa 0.1  2006
psa 1-08 0.4
psa 4-08 1.0
radiation therapy 38 treatments 7-08 with 1 year of zoladex
psa now 0.0
doc wants to start on finasteride 5 mg

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 1/23/2010 7:17 AM (GMT -6)   
For me they ended about 6 months after my last Lupron shot. Now they are completely gone. The way I looked at was this, as long as I had hot flashes I felt as though my medicine was working.
Hang in there

peace and joy
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 47 (current)

My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes (3 positive) was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
latest PSA 5-27-08 0.11

PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
PSA Dec 16th, 2008 is .016
PSA Mar 30th, 2009 is .02
PSA July 28th 2009 is .01
PSA OCt 15th 2009 is .11
PSA Jan 15th 2010 is .13

Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May

T level dropped to 37 Mar 30th, 2009
cancer in 4 of 6 cores

deer hunter
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 246
   Posted 1/26/2010 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
lblush Goat; i hate to tell you but they don"t get better!!! my doc said about 1 to 2 years . but who knows.  long  journey.                                        

John T
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 4171
   Posted 1/26/2010 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
There are medications that will stop or greatly reduce hot flashes. Ask your doctor. My neighbot who has been on Lupron for 12 years just started the mediations and his hot flashes completely went away.

64 years old.

PSA rising for 10 years to 40, free psa 10-15. Had 5 urologists, 12 biopsies and MRIS all neg. Doctors DXed BPH and continue to get biopsies yearly. 13th biopsy positive in 10-08, 2 cores of 25, G6 less than 5%. Scheduled for surgery as recommended by Urological Oncologist.

2nd Opinion from Dr Sholtz, a Prostate Oncologist, said DX wrong, pathology shows indolant cancer, but psa history indicates large cancer or metastasis. Futher tests and Color Doppler confirmed large transition zone tumor that 13 biopsies and MRIS missed. G7, 4+3, approx 16mmX18mm.

Combidex MRI in Holland eliminated lymphnode mets. Casodex and Proscar reduced psa to 0.6 and prostate from 60mm to 32mm. Changed diet, no meat and dairy. All staging tests indicate that tumor is local and non agressive. (PAP, PCA3, MRIS, Color Doppler, Combidex, tumor reaction to diet and Casodex, and tumor location in transition zone). Surgery a poor option because tumor is located next to the urethea and positive margin is very likely; permanent incontenance is also high probability with surgery.

Seed implants on 5-19-09, 3 hours door to door, no pain, minor side affects are frequency and urgency; very controlable with Flowmax and lasted 4 weeks. Daily activities resumed day after implants with no restrictions. Gold markers implanted with seeds to guide IMRT.

25 treatments of IMRT 6 weeks after seed implants. No side affects at all.

PSA at end of treatment 0.02 mostly the result of Casodex. When I stop Casodex next week expect PSA to rise. Next PSA in November. Treatments and side affects have greatly exceeded my expectations. Glad to have this 11 year journey finally conclude.


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