What a wonderful forum! You folks seem to be most helpful about all the stress and anxiety of prostate concerns. It's nice to be here.
I'm 80. I've had 3 TURPs and after the last one, the doc took cell samples. One of the 50 tested samples came up positive for cancer at age 56. He told me watching and waiting was appropriate and put me on Dutasteride.
But I moved, and the next urologist got all freaky about the 1-of-50 report and said I needed immediate prostate removal. I said "no" so he sent me a letter saying if I didn't get it removed pronto, I could die in less than 3 months. That was over 15 years ago.
Meanwhile my PSA went down to 1.6 and held between 1.6 and 4.4 for a few years. I stopped the Dutasteride for a while and it went to 9.8 last July, so I went back on Dutasteride. Now, it's back to 8.0.
I have read conflicting recommendations, many saying that at my age, I shouldn't worry about PSA any more. Okay, but does that mean that I can ditch the expense of Dutasteride? I'm getting it from a Canadian producer, but still -- it's a lot of money I'd rather save.
Anyone who has tried eliminating Avodart/Dutasteride? What results?
Thanks in advance.