It won't be possible w chemo &/or radiation but did any of you work while starting on ADT?
This is generally not true. Let's be clear that there can be the upper-end and lower-end of extremes on how different people tolerate the different treatments differently, but generally people are able to continue working throughout PC treatment.
Radiation, for sure depending on which type you choose; the biggest drawback is having some flexibility in your daily schedule to attend the treatments, and some people take off work to accommodate and/or to travel out of town for treatments. The most common types of radiation require multiple visits, but often men are not even sure if the machinery is "working" because they don't feel much different. Brachytherapy has become somewhat popular largely because it is a "convenient" treatment; you basically miss one day (treatment day) of work.
Chemo depends a lot on the toxicity and response...and there are multiple different chemo blends for PC at different stages. Generally, a strong chemo affects people for a couple days, but then it's weeks before the next treatment...back to work. Be aware of fatigue and "chemo brain"...if you fly commercial jets, you won't be allowed to work; most others will.
ADT can also cause a bit of "fogginess" (and fatigue), but generally people of working age continue to work. No piloting, however.
Most people take about
3 or 4 weeks off work for surgery, but the main reason doctor's give this order is for patients to get their continence under general control before returning to the work setting.
NOTE: I gave the big picture response; next I suspect you'll also get some anecdotal "this is how it was for me
Post Edited (Blackjack) : 2/8/2019 2:03:48 PM (GMT-7)