Welcome Soccer, and good luck with your somewhat unusual treatment. ( some of my text bolded for summary or emphasis) It may well work, and if there are signs that it has not, you can jump back on it. In the meantime, just like with AS, maybe start your own research
(or not, if that does not interest you) on what you can do, and what you might also be willing to do, to put the odds in your favor going forward. Such as dietary and/or supplement approaches, and exercise, etc.How is your blood sugar and your spare tire, if you have one? You might want to research what results in high levels of blood insulin(which also tends to result in high triglycerides),
considering the fact that diabetics who don't manage to lower their blood insulin levels (preferably with lifestyle changes if possible rather than meds), tend to have worse outcomes with all cancers, including PC. And there has been at least one PCa specific study looking at insulin levels(and/or waist line size) which showed 3 times worse PCa outcomes for those with the highest blood insulin vs lowest, and up to 8 times worse for those with both the highest blood insulin and largest waist to hip ratio, vs the lowest.
And don't be faked out by the fact that diabetics appear to be protected from PCa, and apparently only PCa. That is, protected from ever being diagnosed with it, not protected from a worse outcome once they have it. IMHO, it is not the diabetes that actually protects them, it is THE TREATMENT OF THE DIABETES that protects them.
it: men tend to get diagnosed with PCa when they are old. After the PCa has been quietly growing in them for many years. But people tend to get diagnosed with pre diabetes or type 2 diabetes( T2D, a disease of high blood insulin and insulin resistance) at a MUCH younger age. These days, sadly, even as teenagers and children! ( it used to be called "adult onset diabetes", but no more). So what happens if you are diagnosed with T2D, or even just pre diabetes? Right, you get treated for it. And at these early stages, the first thing that is tried is lifestyle changes(like eating way less sugar) that lower blood insulin levels. Or perhaps some drugs that do the same thing, or both. Which leads to years of lower insulin, which is what actually leads to some apparent protection from PCa.
But no one has to wait for an actual diagnosis of pre or out right T2D, to adopt lifestyle changes that will minimize the chance of that diagnosis, or even reverse the disease especially in the early stages. Actions which if taken will probably also be a great help in the battle against PCa, and a multitude of other disease processes.
Keep in mind: you can't just go by an OK blood sugar level. Your sugar can be fine, and yet your blood insulin can be sky high, as such is needed to keep your blood sugar under control, as a high enough sugar can put you in a coma. But that high insulin is doing it's own damage behind the scenes. Doctors don't usually check blood insulin, but triglycerides can serve as a more or less substitute, and is commonly checked.
I didn't mean to be too specific here. I'm just suggesting that beginning a general research on what things- other than outright medical treatment- might put the odds n your favor so that those 3 RT treatments are all you ever need. No guarantees of course, but there are likely things you can do, that you have control over, that will quite likely make your odds worse or better. And you have time- while waiting to see how well your treatment has worked- to investigate all of that admittedly long subject. In the meantime, welcome, and good luck!
Post Edited (BillyBob@388) : 9/6/2020 3:56:50 PM (GMT-6)