HT with ED Therapy??

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Skate
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Date Joined Oct 2010
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   Posted 12/7/2010 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Members:
Just started Hormone Therapy a few weeks ago and I was wondering if I should continue with penile therapy ( meds / pump) just to keep things moving.  Suggestions / recommendations gladly received with thanks.
 
Jack
Age 59 at Dx
01/08 PSA 4.17 with node on prostate(doubled in a year)
03/08 RP - PSA 0.0 for one year
Total ED / pump / pills no effect
09/09 RT PSA .14 / 36 treatments
Total ED / pump / pills no effect
08/10 PSA .6
10/10 PSA 1.67
08/11/10 PSA 3.44 HT recommended asap
16/11/10 Casodex for four weeks
30/11/10 First injection Zoladex

fulltlt
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Date Joined Nov 2010
Total Posts : 264
   Posted 12/7/2010 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
... isn't that like an oxymoron? j/k ;)
age 57 2/2010
PSA 8.2 2/2010
biopsy 2/2010 - 2 of 8 left & 2 of 8 right positive, Gleason 3+4=7
attended support group - advised to get a second opinion
second opinion on pathology from John Hopkins 4+4=8
PSA 15 4/2010
5 weeks IMRT 4/2010-6/2010 at Copley Hospital in Aurora, IL
91 implants of palladium 103 7/2010 at Chicago Prostate Center, Westmont, IL
PSA 3.97 10/2010
no ED or incontinence

Paul1959
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   Posted 12/7/2010 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Absolutely keep the penile therapy going! Even though you may have no interest in putting it to use, you will thank yourself later that you did it. If you don't keep doing therapy, atrophy is almost guaranteed to set in. Please, until you regain nocturnal erections, keep pumping.
Paul
www.franktalk.org ED website for PCa guys

46 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
10/07 PSA 5.06 (Biopsy 11/07 1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report: Stage T2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.) Never a problem since.
ED - at one year, ED is fine with viagra.
Two year PSA - undetectable!

James C.
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Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 12/7/2010 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Sure, keep it up. HT isn't the end of the road, just a detour for a while. In the meantime, you still go to keep the engine chugging along.
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., all clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement of the left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09- Uh-Oh, next in Feb.
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 12/7/2010 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
At least use your pump. I know your not motivated sometimes. Understand at this point you need to try to keep willie pumped with blood flow. Best of luck.

Cajun Jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1% cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radicalSurgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clea
r3 month: PSA <0.1
19th month: PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED

Skate
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Date Joined Oct 2010
Total Posts : 424
   Posted 12/7/2010 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   

So in order to maintain and build my strength I will not only be pumpimg iron but pumping wood as well?  Have to keep a sense of humour.  Thanks for the advice.

Jack 


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 12/8/2010 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Jack I do like that statement! make that wood has hard as iron!

Cajun jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1% cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radicalSurgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clea
r3 month: PSA <0.1
19th month: PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED

Skate
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Date Joined Oct 2010
Total Posts : 424
   Posted 12/18/2010 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Just my HT Update:
 
Started casodex more than four weeks ago.  Uro wanted me on it for two weeks prior to zoladex injection and two weeks after,  then stop.  It's been three weeks since my injection.  I feel like my old self now that I'm off of the casodex.  Still have felt no side effects and I hope that continues. Anyone in a similar situation?
 
Jack

Age 59 at Dx
01/08 PSA 4.17 with node on prostate(doubled in a year)
03/08 RP - PSA 0.0 for one year
Total ED / pump / pills no effect
09/09 RT PSA .14 / 36 treatments
Total ED / pump / pills no effect
08/10 PSA .6
10/10 PSA 1.67
08/11/10 PSA 3.44 HT recommended asap
16/11/10 Casodex for four weeks
30/11/10 First injection Zoladex

pogmothoin
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Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 84
   Posted 12/18/2010 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Absolutely, presuming you want you want your best chance of being functional once this is all done. Realistically I know I'm pretty likely to wind up with an implant after partial nerve sparring and radiation, but I'm still doing the pump, pills, and injections in case there's a chance.
Age at diagnosis 5/10: 49
PSA: 5/08 1.6, 5/10 4.7
Initial GS 7 (4+3)
Biopsy: 14 out of 15 positive, up to 95%
Bone scan and CT clear
RRP on 7/20/10 by Dr William Catalona at Northwestern
about 40% nerve-sparing on each side, with bilateral nerve graft performed
Final GS 7 (4+3) with a tertiary amount (less than 5%) showing at 5
PSA 8/23/10 1.59, confirmed 8/26/10 1.7

Herophilus
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   Posted 12/18/2010 3:39 PM (GMT 0)   
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