TA-Thanks, that is definitely consistent with what we've heard from both Drs. Rettig and King...both of whom also acknowledged that there is no "magic determined length" and there's a bit of an educated guess and leap of faith involved in any choice.
I think you were the one (I could be wrong) you described a "too short" ADT length as being similar to not finishing a course of antibiotics...the cells left behind are the most virulent of the cancer cells. I guess I'm still trying to understand what good the post-radiation ADT is meant to accomplish (I understand that the ADT retards growth/spread, and that ADT also makes the cancer themselves more radiosensitive, but if there's no spread, once the radiation is complete, what is the function of the ADT at that point if it's not still meant to be cleaning up cells left behind?).
All of the doctors we've seen, without exception, have told my husband he really has to drop some weight. We're both thinking that if he can get off the ADT sooner and safely...it will be way easier for him to focus on his overall health, which might be more beneficial to long term cancer control than staying on Lupron for a longer course. I wonder if that is my reasonable brain though or just the part of me that wants his T back.
Hey Artist Mark...I just want to say I'm glad you're here still