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James C.
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   Posted 1/1/2011 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
cyrus1 posted for the first time in another thread. Welcome to HW, thanks for sharing your story. I hope you will stay with us and continue sharing your journey.

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I just got on this website today.63 yrs old, gleason 8 positive 90 per cent on 10 biopsiys. have 5 more radiartion treatmrnts left out of 44 and have done 4 one month shots of lupron. Want to get off lupron asap, all sideeffects getting to me . Doctors want up to two years of this but I can immagine. How dangerous is doing only 6 or eight months and what is another alternative if anyone has thoughts. Thanks freaked out and steepless from sweats and hot flashes
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.
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

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   Posted 1/1/2011 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, and I hope the New Year gives you a break from side-effects.
 
I've not done HT (I did adjuvant radiation), so can't offer much on the Lupron question, but there are a lot of guys on the board who have done HT / RT as primary treatment. Hopefully they will speak up to your questions.
DaVinci 10/2009
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Purgatory
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   Posted 1/1/2011 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you found, and please keep us posted of your journey
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

Fairwind
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   Posted 1/1/2011 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Cyrus..They call us high risk and there is a reason for doing HT for two years..It really improves the outcome of the RT. My R-doc insisted I do two years also..Women use a Chinese herb called Dong Quai for hot flashes and night sweats..My wife says it works great..Might be worth a try..
Age 68.
PSA at age 55: 3.5, DRE normal. Advice, "Keep an eye on it".
age 58: 4.5
" 61: 5.2
" 64: 7.5, DRE "Abnormal"
" 65: 8.5, " normal", biopsy, 12 core, negative...
" 66 9.0 "normal", 2ed biopsy, negative, BPH, Proscar
" 67 4.5 DRE "normal"
" 68 7.0 third biopsy positive, 4 out of 12, G-6,7, 9
RRP Sept 3 2010, pos margin, one pos vesicle nodes neg. Post Op PSA 0.9 SRT, HT NOW
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