Welcome to HealingWell. First thank you for your participation in a clinical trial. That's good stuff for all of us. My RP was done by Tim Wilson there at CoH. I assume you are done with the trial and free to do what you want. Your Gleason grade was very risk, and your disease progression was already where mine was. If you continue your rise, I see you back on HT quickly. The question is what protocol? There are many alternatives to ADT, ADT3. Several centers can help you with that, but you will have to ask about
them. Your PSA is still low, so until you know what the velocity is, you have time to decide for yourself. Given your grade and progression, I would work hard at it now because the decision is likely near if there is movement.
Stay positive though. Michael Milken, the billionaire, was a G9, stage 4 man and he made many changes in lifestyle and kept good doctors near him. He was diagnosed in 1993 and he is doing well even today.
Peace and hope to you.
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7
RALP ~ 2/17/2007 at the City of Hope near Los Angeles.
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.
"I beat up this disease and took its lunch money! I am in remission."
I am currently not being treated, but I do have regular oncology visits.
I am the president of an UsTOO chapter in Las Vegas
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