Yeah here's a true on going journey in PCa that many whom have low stats would likely not consider or know about
ADT3 per Leibowitz concept as a primary treatment, do ADT3 drugs for 13 months, quit and stay on proscar or avodart or similar drug for long term maintenance. Wow...who was crazy enough to do that???? Rick K. in Michigan with these stats in 1995: psa 11.0 2 cores positive of 12 sampled, back then Gleason (2+3)=5's for both (so think Gleason 6 today)
He did this protocol back in 1995-6 (as his only treatment) and has had rebiopsies 3 times along those many years, recent biopsy done by Dr. Fred Lee with color doppler sonography and even the 'red' suspecious areas biopsied= No cancer found. Now nobody is claiming cured, but Rick has alot of normalcy over the years after being off original ADT3 protocol. He can still do any treatment if he chooses to do so. I guess I am among the few that find this interesting and admire his courage.
Surely no urologist will ever mention this is an actual choice (LOL), however it is a choice among many. The more you know about
outside the box things, the more fun it is to examine everything we are told about
PCa. Good luck in your journey, avodart is many times more powerful than proscar, so perhaps long term you may reconsider the need for avodart daily or could switch to proscar or others...might be reasons within that thinking. Some discussions exist on why you shouldn't take those drugs or especially for long term...just another 'black hole' in PCa to explore. You may do excellent, we couldn't know...you might wish to employ an oncologist along the way because they monitor the biology of the disease and not just psa numbers (which is much more sane if you read some other threads here on H.W.). Avodart stops DHT production, which is the most potent form of 'T' and supposedly PCa prefers the DHT more so, so the theory of blocking it is why it is used in patients. Monitoring is key in this, never get to complacent.
Oh BTW- your Uro-doc is opened minded, acting more like an oncologist in his thinking...perhaps you should name him so others might consider such as an opinion or even 2nd opinon go to guy.
Post Edited (zufus) : 7/13/2011 6:58:32 AM (GMT-6)