Hi, my name is Jack I have been fighting this prostate cancer for only two years and already the Lupron + Casodex
have stopped working....well let's wait just a minute here, Lupron and Casodex are working because my testosterone is about 5 , so even with low T my PSA is not coming down, my PSA is 7, this is after surgery two years ago to remove my prostate. my question is what course of action, what options do I have at this point when Lupron and casodex are working to lower my testosterone but my cancer keeps growing in my lymph nodes.
I have doctor visit tomorrow with my urologist , I already saw my oncologist, he cant help me...
I will let you know what my doc says, I think he is going to start me on another drug, with worse side affects.
I hope and pray for you all on your journey
God bless and enjoy your holiday season
PSA 2.74 on 05/15/2010
PSA 4.31 on 07/03/2010
Gleason 4+3 = 7
Biopsy left cores 80%, right cores 10%
post da vinci pathology shows seminal vesicle invasion positive margins
and lymph node invasion present
nerves on left side taken, right side spared.
post operation psa is 0.650 at twelve weeks out
consider myself dry at three months out, no pad needed.
started on Lupron 12/30/11