Dx stage 4, Gleason 9, PSA 59, extensive bone mets....December 2017.
Started Furmigon immediately. Began chemo February 2018. Last infusion (#6 of 6) next week. Well tolerated with hopefully good results. PSA (before#5) 1.25. Testosterone <3. Scans will be repeated after last infusion.
Onc is pleased and mentioned changing from Furmigon to Lupron. Seems to be based on convenience(?)
We live 5 minutes from Cancer Center so monthly shots are not a problem. We just want the best care send most effective treatment.
In your opinion, what would you consider before making this change? It seems like the effects of hormone deprivation are what they are....not fun but necessary. But we are dealing with it. Is one better than the other? Side effects different? Just want to understand if we need to be considering something before our conversation with Onc next week.
Sorry about the "we", but my husband of many years and I are in this fight together. I know that many of you feel the same.