Hi, I was diagnosed with PC in November 2015, PSA of 89 and Gleason Score of 8. I'm 51. My post surgical Gleason Score was raised to 9 and there was metastasis in 5 lymph nodes. I'm currently on Lupron Depot (45mg every six months) and had expected a 8 week course of radiation starting in April. But my surgeon said that he'd like to get the results of a Decipher test first. I had never heard of this test before but in reading about it online, it seems to be a genomic test to determine the best course of treatment moving forward. Has anyone had any experience with this? Also, I'm having a side effect from the Lupron where the joints in my hands are achy and I get trigger finger in 4 fingers at night. Has anyone else experienced this side effect? I'm wondering if it goes away or if i should consider trigger finger surgery to relieve the pain. My surgeon said that he had not heard of that side effect from Lupron.
On the whole, I feel like I'm doing ok. But it's a mental challenge not knowing what's to come and when.