As you can ascertain from my signature (can't seem to update it. last PSA 10/28 was up to 1.77) I'm very high risk. My next PSA is in three weeks and I suspect if it increases again I'll be on Lupron. The clinical trial on samarium and the subsequent salvage IMRT apparently did not generate any real response. I continue to slowly climb. I'm extremely concerned about the side effects of HT. I work full time and my job requires good mental acuity. I've heard horror stories about the loss of cognition and depression. What has been anyone's experience with HT and the ability to keep working?
I have been on HT for about
15 months and while there are side effects I can not imagine that it could negatively impact one's job performance.
Course, if one were a male ********** or **** star Lupron would probably put you out of business.
Age 66, PC diagnosed 7/2009 at age 65
Stage: T2c, Gleason: 9 (4 + 5), 6 of 6 cores positive
Bone, CAT and MIR scans negative
Treatment: brachytherapy (103 palladium), 100 gy, 11/2009 + hormone therapy (Lupron + Casodex) + IMRT on Novalis, 45 gy, 3/2010.
PSA: 7/2009, At time of diagnosis -- 11.9
10/2009 -- 5.0
12/2009 -- 0.56
5/2010 -- 0.15
8/9/2010 -- 0.06
11/2010 -- 0.0