In a thread posted by David (Purgatory) the issue of early vs. late HT came up. You can read that thread.
Anyway, the point was made that in his doctor's opinion, if one has a quick BCR after surgery and again after SRT, the chances of HT working for any length of time is low (David, correct me if I have misstated such a point).
My doctors have not indicated that at all (and I did ask), but my gut feeling is that the point is true.
So, let me ask the group here as we certainly have a nice small sample:
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE HAD SURGERY AND SRT FAILURE:
Were they both quick failures (let's say less than 15 months) and how have you responded to HT (quick failure..or not)?
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (PSAf: 24%), PCA3 =75 .Biopsy 11/30/09. Gleason 4+3. Age now: 65. RP: 1/26/10. G 4+3. PNI: yes. EPE: yes. Pos. Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. No SVI. Nodes clr. 100% continent by 3/10. ED- yes.. PSA: 3/10/10-0.01; 6/21/10--0.02. 9/21/10--0.06; 1/4/11-0.13,3/1/11--0.27. SRT completed 5/13/11, PSA 7/11/11-0.60; 8/11/11-0.75; 11/1/11-1.38;12/22/11-1.97