You can study this stuff literally forever and yet it may not give you personally the answers you are seeking, to know how is this going to effect me and/or when...etc. Kbota recently posted the exact feeling of this living in limbo land and not knowing-ness. Then say you add specialized drug therapies and how they may or may not work on a given patient or yourself...it gets more wild and fiction like than you can believe. Now some of you don't have to cross this dimension of sight, sound and threshold of the Twilight Zone as you are are looking cured or have good looking total control. Even then don't turn you back on PCa or get to cocky (LOL-now there's the right word?) This comes with lots of small print and no guarantees. You will see abstracts contradict themselves or heavily biased or agendad and seldom done the way we patients would suggest...go figure...why ask us!
When you combine all aspects of PCa: diagnosis, psa, biopsies, pathology, nomograms, scans, protocols, various therapies....they all have there own issues of non-perfection and definitiveness. Thus, it makes science fiction look just about
equal or as much full of reality...thus the Twilight Zone...I think we should include it in our PCa vocabulary (LOL) along with 'Limbo Land' (not knowing where you stand with psa changes or responses and duration of waitings). Soon enough some new guy will join and his handle name will be Rod Serling or Twilight-Zoner or Limbo-Land, etc. Considered that prophecy (lol).
Well maybe since there is a zero club and elsewhere a mile high club (lol), maybe we should start the Twilight Zone Club for those of us whom are held suspended in time with the unknowns of PCa. Of course I wouldn't join club that would have me as a member (LOL!!!)
I do believe that 'Youth is Wasted on the Young' (W.C. Fields)
Oh I printed this off from another reply and now cannot delete it herein, so learn about this proceedure.
Dx-2002 total urinary blockage, bPsa 46.6 12/12 biopsies all loaded 75-95% vol.; Gleasons scores 7,8,9's (2-sets), gland size 35, ct and bone scans look clear- ADT3 5 months prior to radiations neutron/photon 2-machines, cont'd. ADT3, quit after 2 yrs. switched to DES 1-mg, off 1+ yr., controlled well, resumed, used intermittently, resumed useage