.....For those who will be on HT for the duration, maybe orchiectomy is a better choice as there are no side-effects caused by the drug itself...
The side effects from low to no testosterone are still present with physical castration, but not the on going costs or the other Lupron induced SE's.
PreacherMan12 - how old is your father? While some of the mind related issues may be due to the Lupron, some of it may just be the normal aging process that often leads to dementia symptoms if one lives long enough.
As someone who just started Lupron in march of this year, it is good to hear testimony from you and from Dreamer that this may be a viable option for a double digit number of years for some people.
Not really surprised that the IMT did not persist for more than about
6 months, but every litter bit helps
65 - DX 64 Feb 2013 PSA 3.68 (6 mo doubling) Gleason 9 (4+5)
T1CN0M1B stage IV w. 7 of 12 cores worst ones 70% right perineural Invasion PNI
oligometastatic 5 tumors 1 right sacroiliac, 2 thoracic vertebral bodies (spine), 2 right posterior ribs
1st Lupron 4 month 3-28-2013, 2nd Aug 1
PSA 3.68 down on 07-08-13 @ 0.2, T=24
UF & Shands treating w curative intent, not just palliative.
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