I have a couple of questions for the brilliant minds on this site.
1. I will soon be going on a Lupron/Zytega/Prednisone “vacation”. My PSA has been stable now for a couple of months at .02. I still have 60% of my prostate tho because eight years ago as part of my initial treatment I had a focal cryo-procedure obliterating only 40% of my prostate where supppsedly my cancer was. My question is, Should I expect my PSA to go up somewhat during this vacation, even if my cancer is not coming back, Since I still have a prostate that should produce some PSA? What happens to people who have lupron Zytega treatment (and still have a prostate) then go on a “vacation”? Should we expect our PSA level to stay at it’s nadir until if and when the PC comes back? Or should a healthy prostate start producing PSA again as it did before the cancer ?
2. I feel pretty good and lift weights very hard 3 days a week. But my Recent bone density test showed -2.9 which I am told is Pre osteoporosis. I have no previous bone density test to compare against but I suppose the logical explanation is the 10 months of Lupron. Tall Allen showed me a link to evidence that Zometa and Celebrex together for some reason reduced prostate cancer recurrence by about 22%. They are not sure why but with relatively minor Side effects combined with the potential for Zometa to strengthen my bones, I suppose it’s a no brainer for me to start that? By the way anyone reading this with advanced prostate cancer should ask the doctor about using zometa and Celebrex. Here is that link pcnrv.blogspot.com/2017/06/...
Thanks so much in advance for your thoughts.