Hi Warriors, I attend a bi-monthly PCa group of about 18 men; most have no more prostate. I still have mine and will be consulting with a urologist surgeon whom the group trusts. Dr. K's creds do not include oncology but he seems more knowledgeable in all aspects of PCa than some oncs I've dealt with. Here are the questions I'll be asking him:
I still have my gland; was diagnosed 2017, after MRI-guided biopsy + results by Dr. Kar. (MD Anderson, Houston) = GL 4+3. Had PSA 14.8
-- Dr. L. Rxed Casodex, Proscar, Flomax -- PSA <0.1 ever since, 3 mo. meas. intervals. If PSA rises:
*Which scan is best for detecting spread?
*Which is most effective in killing PCa cells, chemo or radiation?
*Are you up on research in new generation AR blocks/inhibitors? If casodex blocks PCa cells from feeding on testosterone, why use ANY methods to reduce T level?
*Does casodex EVER feed Ca? Is there a 100% guarantee that Ca will develop resistance to casodex?
*If PSA test measures exact amount of antigen (volumetrically) in my blood, is the so-called "masking effect" feared by critics of casodex delusional?
Would appreciate any suggestions for more questions or info I should know about before I consult with the expert. Meanwhile, fight on, brothers!