Sorry to welcome you to he site, but you are most welcome to post as you wish. I have studied extensively about
intermittent ht and know why you are not able to find much about
it. It has only been around as a practice most recently in last ten years and there are very little studies that can tell us if it is actually effective. Most studies for prostate cancer are ten year studies. Because of that the treatments in those studies are ten years older than todays treatments and their effectiveness is very subjective. Sterd82 is in the midst of treatment with the logic of using intermittent treatment and it is still my choice to stop HT in January if my oncologist agrees. Dr. Snuffy Myers has written a book entitled "Beating Prostate Cancer: Hormonal Therapy & Diet" and in it he speaks extensively about
intermittent HT. You are supposed to get a break from side effects but I don't think that has been Sterd's experience as yet. Still I remain optimistic that it is the right approach for me. I am just 45 and don't like the prospect of extended use of HT. But I have fared well with the treatements thus far and to this point have not had a PSA rise. If you can, create a signature in the control panel and if you don't mind share with us your clinical information: PSA, Gleason, stage, etc. There are others here who may be able to lend you more information if they can see your picture more clearly. If you can also reveal the name of that study.
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable. It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.