I found this 20 minute video on another forum, and was glad i did. But wish i had found it before i made the decision to choose it as a complement to SRT. Anyone who is considering ADT particularly if being given a choice by their RO/MO, with expected marginal benefit, should watch this video. The presenter is Dr Robert Mulhall of MSKCC, well regarded in his field. It starts with a discussion of the side effects, and at about
8 minutes goes to a lengthy discussion of chances of full recovery.
I am still dealing with low T, last test was a few months back, and 8 months after end of Lupron running its course, T was 149. I will probably test again shortly, (and will report back) but fully expect it to be hopefully higher, but still low, based on hot flashes and belly fat continuing to be an issue.
Video is here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4tn9mchlg4
A couple of quotes by Mulhall, that to me, go to the main point we all should be aware of...."It's crystal clear to me that the majority of patients don't know what they are getting into. And that the regret index is very high"
Then at the very end....referring to his own hospital (where i am being treated)...and ultimately patients should be given realistic expectations and, at least at MSKCC at this time, many of the patients do not get those expectations given to them"
To be clear, i was told about
the side effects, and affect on quality of life, but was not told of the high chance of never recovering to baseline Testosterone after treatment.