2 years and 2 months since the last hit of Eligard. Testosterone is around 200, PSA went up from 0.03 to 0.08 in 3 months (that's 88% per month increase) so the doc put me back on 30 day blood tests. The last one a couple of weeks back was 0.09, only a 12% increase over about
6 weeks this time.
Doc asked what I had done different, I told him that I had started taking 475 mg powdered Neem leaf extract 3 times a day (the recommended dosage) about
3 weeks before the last blood test. I did this due to my encountering study results from a rodent study of nimbolide extract
on prostate cancer on Science Daily here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160929082202.htm
So instead of getting the scans again and restarting first round Pituitary Deprivation Therapy chemo, I got to kick the can down the road for 2 more months. Next blood test will be at the end of January. If the rate of increase remains low I will get to kick the can down the road even further.
Rest assured that if the PSA rate of increase remains low I will broadcast the results loudly here as well.
66 yo, 2012 PSA=11, biopsy 11/12, 12/12 cores +. DVRP 12/27/12. 36 g gland 35% PCa,EC ext.,1 SV inv,+ marg T3cNXMX, G7(4+3). 2 week post-RP PSA=0.2, start Firmagon ADT. Cont @ 3 mo, EBRT prostate bed and interior pelvic lymph nodes ~ 80 Gy/40 ses. Last 6 mo. Eligard 10/14. 4/15 T=2.2, PSA<.02. 7/16T=184, PSA=.03. 10/16 T=204, PSA=.08