Hey Vet and Tony,A
Another excellent thread with you two! Tony, you said you're having a second hormone shot....am I correct in guessing that you are on an initial ht course of six months, and then wait-and-see?
I had my second zoladex shot the beginning of March this year....that was my last one. I've been wondering the same thing as Vet -- should I be on this longer? I've read some material that suggets the longer (say three year course) inital period MAY have some advantages, but in my case, six months in conjunction with post-op radiation is what my oncologist suggested. I'm almost five months past my last 3-month shot----still having hot flashes and total loss of libido (which was alwys strong before PCa!).....kind of wondering when my testostirone will kick back in.....
I asked my oncologist if I did have a recurrence, would he put me right back on HT, and he indicated that is is normal to let the PSA "run" to get a good idea on doubling time, etc. Of course, we all hope and pray we don't get there!
I have not read the Myers book, but many of his articles and am a fan....have either of you taken on his diet recommendations? Does anyone know of anyone who has gone to see Myers for a consult?
I'm kind of like Tony --- I'm T3a, but my pre-op PSA was 39---I don't know if that puts me on a higher or lower risk for recurrence....
Initial PSA march of 2006: 28
PSA May of 2006: 39
8 of 12 cores malignant
Open Radical Prostatectomy 6/9/2006
Pathological Stage T3a, Positive Surgical Margin
Post surgury PSA fluctuated between .04 and .09
PSA rose to .24 in November of 2006
6 month hormone therapy initiated December 1. 2006
36 sessions of IMRT Ended Feb 1, 2007
PSA as of May 25, 2007 undetectable
Next PSA November, 2007