It's a wild world for us patients, interesting when we get second opinions and comparisons and contrast. Since PCa is basically somewhat illogical in the ways it can act (non-definity and unknowns in so many ways I can't elaborate quickly on), using deductive logic to solve the puzzle is even tainted and actually is beyond total useage of deductive or analyzing logic tools, to come to any type of perfection in the answer. You may have to go with your best guess, gut feeling or summary arguements on a weigh scale approach or flip a freakin coin.
Or play pin the tail on the doctor idea or pickup one with the nicest smile (lol). Wild world.
You could take casodex for awhile and still have sex life, then go off of it and monitor and see how good those results actually are (could chose Lupron later), it is another option (few mention it, Dr. Labrie advocated useage-yes I am familar with all the arguements too). This is also a grey area in PCa and most all docs say jump onto Lupron and not the other possible drugs, do we know with certainty they are totally correct??? Do you know this because there abstracts say so or on what basis? Is it more of a generality and accepted practice in the medical community and that is where this comes from? It is yours to try and figure out. Robert Young called PCa the Jungle....we need machette's. Not saying I got it figured out (figured out it is not easy to figure out-LOL), but saying it is best to question everything and all the time, at this juncture in PCa. You are living this juncture of what to do next, talk about
anxiety levels and questions.
Dx-2002 total urinary blockage, bPsa 46.6 12/12 biopsies all loaded 75-95% vol.; Gleasons scores 7,8,9's (2-sets), gland size 35 normal, ct and bone scans appearing clear- ADT3 5 months prior to radiations neutron/photon 2-machines, cont'd. ADT3, quit after 2 yrs. switched to DES 1-mg, off for 1 yr., controlled so well, resumed, using intermittently, pleased with results
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