Welcome to the Twilight Zone issues on PCa, plenty of exceptions, choices, non-definables, unknowns, even includes bias, agendas, errors and good and bad judgements. There is no one set protocol or one set choice, unless you hire the Soup Naz_ type guy. (which they should know there is many ways to treat PCa).
I talked to Andrew the other night, doing well and has to pinch himself that his journey could have ended up way different with a hack n slash doc that was going to reinvent his parts surgically. He fired a couple of docs(in Ohio) with heavy agendas on his well being (much to his own good), Dr. Fred Lee gave him a better assessment of his case with PCa. The casodex and his other drug (older but like proscar) have done very well for him, my onco-doc in Michigan cared enough to see that he got on casodex and such immediately, the other docs let his psa get to over 120 or so...without any drug protocols. My onco-doc told Andrew that his catheter would probably fall out on its own after a little while, even though it had been in him (the same one) for over 3 months as PCa grew around it and wasn't coming in and out easily. Well it did fall out and he had been peeing normally ever since and totally elated with that and his low psa level that stabilized so well, he has been off the drug many months now and getting a psa test in 1-2 weeks and blood work too. His story is unique and shows why one should question everything and get further opinions.
Post Edited (zufus) : 1/2/2011 10:31:05 AM (GMT-7)