Something we tend to forget here, because it carries such a cring factor, is there is an alternative to the side effects of HT, that being casteration. Now, I know tha'ts something men will automatically reject, but with advancing age, loss of sexual abilities, the threat of bone mets, painful suffering and early death, this option begins to make more sense. I'd rather contribute them to the fight than to proceed with the suffering of bone mets if I did decide not to take HT from fear of the side effects. Just my opinion.........
James C. Age 63
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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 Jan & Feb.