Good to hear Todd I was wondering about you mi amigo. Nobody needs a Soup N_z_ type for an onco-doc or nurse for that matter. However, if the nurse is......... (never mind).
This gives you a chance to monitor psa's (you might wish to get them more often depending upon switching drugs, etc....as to find out if a drug is effective or not). You got alot of possible methods to fight PCa, some of them like these:
LHRH or GnRH (degarelix) - the 'deg.' is mentioned at www.hrpca.org (might work better)
Flutamides (casodex, nilandron, eulexin)
DES, estradiol patches or gel, emcyt (estrogenics)
HDK (keto either high dose or reg. dosages)
Abiraterone (in trials, coming soon maybe fast track approval)
Leukine (expensive shots, self injecting available) maybe no side effects
Provenge or DCVax (this one is in trials currently)-vaccines
(other stuff used in the battle of PCa either with another drug or by themselves, partial list)
Megace, Strontium, Samarian, Phenoxodiol, Quadramet, Satraplatin, Valproic acid, Tamoxifin (chemos-various types or combos), Cabitzitaxel (more power chemo), Gleevec,
Vitaxin, Iressa, K0S-862, Xinlay, tarceva, Ertinolib, Alpaharadin, Apatone, Sulindac, Exisulind, IMC-A12, Ixempra, Epothilone, MDV3100, Noscapine, OGX-011
This is like being in Alice in Wonderland and a visit to the twilight zone, but we have choices to consider which is actually a good thing. I can see why the doc is open minded and relate to it also in my journey. Are you still working and did you recover fast from the last Lupron shot side effects??? Hope things go more smoothly for you.
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, ct and bone scans look clear- ADT3 5 months prior to radiations neutron/photon 2-machines, cont'd. ADT3, quit after 2 yrs. switched to DES 1-mg, off 1+ yr., controlled well, resumed, used intermittently, resumed useage