Feb. 27, 2019
from yeatz: Just found out my recurrent PC is beyond curing.
My EPE, penetration into seminal vesicles, & Gleason 8 put curative
treatments out of reach. Docs recommend the usual: ADT.
But: I HATE Lupron! Very bad fatigue, depression, cognitive problems
in 2 years on it before. Docs & med sources have produced ideas.
QUESTION: Do any of these make sense?
-- Cryo, destroying as much PC tissue as possible. Doc says this could
buy me extra 2-3 years before needing ADT.
-- In Europe, they take Casodex till it stops working. For 1-2 years, no side effects
from lack of testosterone. Only THEN start ADT.
-- Slightly lower dose of Lupron (or other LHRH agonist), so maybe 5-10%
of testosterone is still produced? Slower reduction of tumor, but maybe
fewer ADT side effects.
You guys know a lot! Help is much appreciated.