Posted 12/5/2016 2:05 PM (GMT -6)
Hi Don, I sent you an email reply and await your reply to my email with respect to Zytiga.
With respect to Provenge, as long as it is covered by insurance, I can't understand why anyone would not do Provenge as in theory it makes all future therapies more effective. Worst case, it can't hurt and might help was my thinking.
Todd1963 whose PSA was in the several thousands is the poster boy for Provenge success. As a G9, my PSA never got higher than 3.68.
The reason I was even diagnosed was PSA doubling time from 1.6 to 2.6 to 3.68 on consecutive semi annual PSA tests.
I am one of the lucky ones who tolerate Lupron, Zytiga, Provenge, SBRT etc very well with minimal side effects.
It's impossible to know whether to attribute my treatment success to Provenge, or to Zytiga, or to SBRT but most likely it was a combination of all of the above. I stopped all treatments 19 months ago. Both my PSA and my Testosterone (hovering around 42) remain undetectable.