I was diagnosed in 2001 with a PSA of 8. A biopsy showed CA in one sample of 12.
I chose to have radiation that eventually proved to be a failed treatment with PSA climbing to 11 in about a year when I was put on Lupron. I have been on Lupron since and put up with the hot flashes and mood swings. I also suffer neuropathy pain, thought it isn't severe. I had on episode four or five years ago with severe rectal bleeding that was determined to be caused by scar tissue from the radiation. Then another event of urinating blood. That too was attributed to scaring from radiation.
I feel I'm lucky with no other problems over this length of time and the Lupron is still working. I take turmeric to help prevent spread of the CA. I hope it is working!