My husband "Bill" was diagnosed with PCa in Oct. 2005. At first the usologist thought it was infection and gave him antibiotics. His PSA level was 19.0. The antibiotics did no good and a biopsy was done.
The first biopsy was unclear so another radical biopsy was done. This came back positive. His Gleason score was 8 of 12. The urologist said his PCa was very agressive so a radical prostectomy was suggested and performed in Oct. 2006. Two tumors were found on the outside of his prostate one on the left and one had adhered to his rectum. The surgery went well and he came through it well. Post Surgery there was still a PSA level. A prostascint scan was done and some of the cancer was still in his prostate bed. He went through 36 sessions of radiation ending in June 06 and the PSA level did not go away. The past 3 PSA levels taken monthly have went from 0.41 to 0.52 to 0.67. The oncologist is going to do another prostiscint scan on Oct. 23 and is suggesting starting Lupron Depot the first of November. Has anyone taken this harmone and how were the results and side effects? Bill and I are both 63, very active, ride motorcyclists with the Christian Motorcyclists Association. Have a Gold Wing Honda and a Hyabusa Sportsbike.
Please advise about the Lupron Depot and what to expect.