I am Sisira from Sri Lanka. I was diagnosed for high grade prostate cancer in March 2015.
The treatment I selected was Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy ( RP ) plus Image Guided Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy ( IG - IMRT ) plus Androgen Deprivation Therapy ( ADT 2 ) : Zoladex 10.8mg and Calutide 50mg.
My cancer staging : T2c No Mx Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
My PSA before surgery was 7.9 ng/ml and since April 2015 up to now ( checked every 3 months ) remains at 0.00ng/ml. I will continue to be on ADT for 2 years.
Obviously I am impotent since my sex nerve bundles were removed by the RP and also castrated by the ADT. Fortunately I am fully continent and suffered no other side effects from this aggressive treatment protocol. But I have joint pains in various parts of my body and do not know exactly whether they are due to arthritis or related to Pca. ADT is also supposed to cause muscular and joint pains. Doctors don't give any clear answers when your PSA is undetectable. So only the time will tell when I go off the ADT regimen.
I am reasonably well informed on the subject of Prostate Cancer and making all efforts to learn as much as possible since I want to be the "Manager of my own case".
Doctors will seldom do anything more than treating you.
The more you know the better and harder you can fight for a cure or a long term stable remission. Knowledge and Courage are my driving forces.
I am always ready to share my experience with all who wish to get in touch with me.
May relief and happiness be gifted to all who suffer from PCa and help them to lead a disease free life with their continuous efforts!