Hello - I m new here - any advice/thoughts would be appreciated - age 67, diagnosed at 65. Pretty healthy guy, with this exception.
RP 2/17 in NYC - PSA after that was detectable, so off to Sloan - thank god they are close.
GS - 9 ( regional )
All scans clean
Started salvage radiation treatment - 5/2017 - PSA 1.23 in NYC
Also Lupron - 1 shot 5/2/2015
T Levels at the start was 503 ( before Lupron )
After 1 month on Lupron, T level was 21 ( WOW - what a hit ) - stayed at the level for the year while on that medication.
40 RT ( IMRT ) treatments, that began on 9/18 ( at Sloan )
1 month later ( June 2017 ) PSA was undetectable and stayed there for 1 yr
Just had 1st follow up since 5/2018 ( 6 months from the last PSA and T levels tests )
T - Level now is - 421 !!!
PSA is 0.19
Thoughts, comments would be appreciated.
I would hate ( but would ) take another hit on Lupron or Casodex, but would that be overtreatment - I can't drive myself crazy and I would living from blood test to blood test every 6 months -- I have to at least consider QOL.
DR has me scheduled for f/u in 6 months - but has yet to see current labs.