Travling_guy, you said your urologist said...
some approach this with "throw everything at it" and he believes we should see how the HT works first.
I'm pretty much a "throw everything at it" guy but I can see his point. The recent study showed a benefit to using chemo early but "early" in that context means before the cancer becomes castrate resistant -- a period that usually lasts from one to many years -- and not a couple of weeks after diagnosis. It's not an either/or proposition. You can see what the first shot or two does for you -- get a feeling for how dependent your cancer is on androgens -- and still have plenty of time to do "early" chemo.
Slow PSA rise 2007-2012: 1.4=>8
4 bxs 2010-2012:
3)positive 1 of 14 GS6(3+3) 3-4%, 2nd opinion GS7(3+4)
Mild Pre-op ED
DaVinci RRP 6/14/12. left nerve spared
Path: pT3a pN0 R1 GS9(4+5) Pos margins on rt
24 mo ADT3 7/12 - 7/14
Adjuvant IMRT 66.6 Gy 10/17/12 - 12/13/12
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