Hi all I am the wife of a G9, I hope you all allow me to join as my hubby has no interest in computers and I can barely get him to talk about his cancer. Good news: CT scan showed no mets to pelvic wall and lymphs, Bone scan showed no mets to bone! YAY met with URO this week and he wants to start Lupron next week has already ordered Casodex hubby has taken 2 doses. We are meeting with the RO on Tuesday same day he will receive the Lupron injection. I know we are in for a long fight, but hubby does not seem to have a clue. My background in nursing makes me curious, and I ask all the questions when we are seeing the doctors, but I want him to at least show some interest in his treatment. We discuss questions to ask the URO but when we get in front of him hubby just listens and I have to nudge him to ask the questions or I find myself asking. I realize he is not from the medical field and I am, but I am having a hard time understanding why he is not more involved in his care (just venting). I will do what I have to do to make sure he is getting optimal care. I do have one question for the group: What is the usual dose for LUPRON 7.5 or 22mg the URO said he will need the injection I believe monthly for a while, I am seeing where others are receiving Lupron q 3-4-or 6months. He will be taking the Casodex for 28 days.
As a GS9, my URO Surgeon, put me on Lupron (6 mon. 45 mg.) and daily Casodex (50 mg.), 1 wk. after my RALP after receiving my final path report. He referred me to an RO who is proposing RT in February.
Both Docs. have said I should be on the ADT 2-3 yrs. I have read, maybe on here, that 18 months is becoming the consensus.
69yr,1948 Troy MO-W of St. Louis
PSA 3.2 7/08
DRE hd lft, 31g 7/24
Biopsy8/11 No PNI GS 4-8s, 4-7s/12
NUC Scan/CT Urogm8/29-CLEAR
Prolaris 9/11 T2b, 3.8/10, 10yr Mort Risk 23.5%, Met Risk 29.6%.
Consult 9/11 Rec RT/Brh/RALP
MRI 3T Ca in gland?
70G Pc 40%
Post Edited (john4803) : 12/17/2017 1:20:53 PM (GMT-7)