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help ? side effects Fiducials-Trelstar ADT

rlsimp
  • By rlsimp · Posted January 19, 2010
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 12 replies
  • Hi my husband received his 1st Trelstar injection (3 mo) Dec.29th,09 and fiducials implanted in prostate Jan.6th 2010. about a week ago he started getting more frequency,urgency a bit of burning etc ...

Lupron, Trelstar or Firmagon?

cericwin
  • By cericwin · Posted November 20, 2013
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 7 replies
  • I began on Firmagon for about four months, with an initial PSA of 744. I switched to Lupron after four months because the injections are less painful, and I had read a lot of good things about Lupron ...

Trelsrar side effects

bob22312
  • By bob22312 · Posted April 6, 2010
  • Journal entry · 3 replies
  • I am 72, Gleason 7 with 10% of a needle to the left base.I been on Advodart for 8 years for BPH. Diagnosed DEC 09 160 seed implanted Feb which dropped my PSA from 0.3 when diagnosed to 0.2 20 days later ...

How fast should PSA drop?

Litupsman
  • By Litupsman · Posted December 20, 2013
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 10 replies
  • I'm a year into my diagnosis. Got the news a few days before Christmas 2012. My PSA at that time was 76, had a biopsy done that came back with all samples 90-100% cancerous with Gleason scores of 7 through ...

Androgen Depravation Therapy

jeepdoctor
  • By jeepdoctor · Posted December 22, 2012
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 53 replies
  • The Cleveland Clinic gives a book to its heart surgery patients entitled "HEART 411, The only guide to heart health you'll ever need." Page 466 has a subchapter entitled, "Unlikely Bedfellows: The Prostate ...

Casodex long term and Urinary Retention

depotdoug
  • By depotdoug · Posted August 16, 2012
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 25 replies
  • I've been on Casodex(Biculatimide) for the last 4 years. Urinary retention is/has increased. Prostate cancer survivor since 2005. Had 42 IMRT sessions in late 05. Diagnosed with Neurogenic bladder in ...

hormonal treatment

1940FORD
  • By 1940FORD · Posted June 13, 2013
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 20 replies
  • Surgery to remove my prostate was unsuccesful because I am a dwarf. We (my doctors and I) are now considering seed implanation preceded by hormonal treatment. I am concerned about the hormonal treatment ...

Our Journey so far 3 1/2 months after Dx Gleason 9

rlsimp
  • By rlsimp · Posted January 18, 2010
  • Journal entry · 1 reply
  • Jan 18-2010 been mostly going to appointments and doing a lot of research on lots of forums. Yes we did finally choose tx plan. IMRT AND ADT Hopefully it is right one and works for him. I did finally ...

Viewpoints on Lupron

Philski
  • By Philski · Posted January 20, 2013
  • Journal entry · 30 replies
  • Had a Telsa3 endorectal coil MRI last week which showed a 3.0 x 2.9 x 2.7 cm nodule in the transition zone. My PSA is 142. The RO wants to do 7 1/2 weeks of IGRT treatment. But before treatment he wants ...

prostate cancer

patcheroni
  • By patcheroni · Posted September 25, 2010
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 5 replies
  • My husband was diagnosed with Stage 4, Gleason 8, metastatic prostate cancer in July 2010. Initial PSA 2924. Kyphoplasty to repair compression fracture of L5 vertebra. Currently taking Casodex, Trelstar ...

ph/alkalinity diet info needed

patcheroni
  • By patcheroni · Posted December 12, 2011
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 4 replies
  • I'm looking for specific info regarding your diet and alkalinity to fight my husband's prostate cancer. We are by no means putting standard treatment to the wayside, but we feel that any alternatives ...

Anus, rectal and penis pain???

ElectricMan (Inactive)
  • By ElectricMan (Inactive) · Posted January 10, 2012
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 5 replies
  • Hormone therapy no longer working, am now on Docetaxel (Taxotere) and have had 2 treatments. Still have prostate, now with enlarging tumor invading the bladder wall. Many bone mets so advised to do chemo ...

Surgery done, now hormone and radiation? advice welcome

Motor1
  • By Motor1 · Posted July 11, 2012
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 14 replies
  • A couple of months ago I posted for the first time and welcomed the replies. So here I go again. My case - only 49yrs old, PSA never went up, my PCa was discovered because of pelvic pain, thought it was ...

My story

TKeeffer
  • By TKeeffer · Posted October 14, 2009
  • Journal entry · 6 replies
  • I was 50 when diagnoised in August 08 I was not having any symptoms just went in for a check up. Turns out I had PSA of 375 and Gleason 9. I went on ADT and a trial of a drug called gossypol. My PSA dropped ...

spot radiation

RICH417
  • By RICH417 · Posted June 1, 2011
  • Journal entry · 2 replies
  • hi i have mets on my entire spine and the most severe at t11,,,t12,, and L1 these mets are causing me a lot of pain so they said to radiate the radiologist said that getting 10 treatments is like the ...

Progressing???

klrose
  • By klrose · Posted August 31, 2012
  • Journal entry · 16 replies
  • My husband had a radical prostatectomy in January of 2010. PSA 3 months after surgery was 33.5. If you've been following my posts, you know most of the history. The only therapy he had was one shot of ...

Trying to stay positive

Dave1950
  • By Dave1950 · Posted February 11, 2013
  • Journal entry · 15 replies
  • Last week I got the results of my lymph node biopsy and it was pretty bad. My doctor recommended surgical castration but we settled on chemical for now. I have started on Casodex and will add Trelstar ...

12 years and still kicking

xatt
  • By xatt · Posted June 10, 2013
  • Journal entry · 18 replies
  • was diagonised with 8 gleason, all biosys positive, psa was 4.5 Dr. told me that I had aggressive type and probably wouldn't live very long to prepare. Same dr. gave me radiation, brachy seeds, and Lupron ...

UPDATE:Getting ADT & IMRT

rlsimp
  • By rlsimp · Posted January 3, 2010
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 2 replies
  • Just wanted to thank all who have commented to my posts and give a quick update. I had posted asking “Proton Therapy the good and the bad experiences”? My husband decided to go with hormone therapy ...

Radiation Treatment

Awilli
  • By Awilli · Posted May 25, 2010
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 7 replies
  • Radiation Teatment It appears that most people who frequent this site have had surgery as treatment for PC. I had radiation therapy, IMRT, in 2006 and I'd like to hear from those who went this route for ...

Rommie's Latest News

LaurieandRommie
  • By LaurieandRommie · Posted August 4, 2010
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 22 replies
  • Well we have come to the conclusion that his best treatment option will b e hormone therapy for the two months and then radiation. We have talked with two other doctors and they are all in agreement with ...

New hormone therepy

Northern
  • By Northern · Posted September 23, 2010
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 4 replies
  • I had an RP in June of 2009. My PSA's were non-measurable until Feb 2010. .10 at that time. Unfortunately my PSA has continued to rise. Most recently, 4.61. Consequently, my oncologist recommended hormone ...

ADT Side Effects

richard0460
  • By richard0460 · Posted March 5, 2011
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 7 replies
  • Hi Everyone Im 63 Gl 7 3+4 (30%) T1c on Triple Blockade: Casodex, Lupron and Avodart. Just stopped taking Lupron because it made me emotionally unstable (crying and irritability). Though THC (Marijuana ...

The truth about Hormone Therapy

LaurieandRommie
  • By LaurieandRommie · Posted July 13, 2011
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 52 replies
  • It has been over a year now that we started this wild journey with my husbands PCa. While I think we have both done really well, for the most part, my hubby is the true Champ! I don't know if this is ...

prostate cancer stage IV

dhroov
  • By dhroov · Posted August 2, 2011
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 8 replies
  • I have this stage IV prostate cancer. Got treatment in december 2010. PSA came from 99 to 3.57 in March 2011 with mainly Lupron (hormon therapy & bone treatment & for a while casadex). At present PSA ...

Need Chemo Info/Advice

patcheroni
  • By patcheroni · Posted September 19, 2011
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 13 replies
  • My husband will soon begin a clinical trial that includes chemotherapy. He has advanced prostate cancer, stage 4, with metastes to his skeletal system from the knees up. He has used casodex and ketoconazole ...

Treatment or trial.

sugrmack
  • By sugrmack · Posted October 16, 2011
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 7 replies
  • Does anybody know of a treatment or trial for antigen resistant prostate cancer. I got pretty excited reading about Provenge but my husband's gleason score is 8 in all 12 cores, from what I have found ...

chemo and leg pain

patcheroni
  • By patcheroni · Posted December 19, 2011
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 3 replies
  • My husband just finished his 5th chemo today, and has been battling leg and ankle pain. It was just occasional at first, and even tho it is not constant, it happens quite often now. His oncologist said ...

prostate cancer and lung/organ metastes

patcheroni
  • By patcheroni · Posted January 22, 2012
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 1 reply
  • Even though my husband's PSA rose from 1300ish to over 2000, his bone scan showed some improvement and no further involvement. At this point I am hoping the cancer is only active, but not forming any ...

LOW T- LEVELS /ON HT

BOOGEE
  • By BOOGEE · Posted May 25, 2012
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 14 replies
  • My husband is on HT, casodex daily, and lupron/ 3 month, and although his PSA is 0.1 and his T-level is 12, I have noticed many men on HT still have T-levels in the 200-300 range. Question is: what is ...

Zoladex injections

pinkylouise1
  • By pinkylouise1 · Posted August 15, 2012
  • Discussion in Advanced Breast Cancer · 3 replies
  • Hi , as you know I am taking xeloda tablets at the moment. I came off tamoxifen in April after 4 years as starting chemo. Last mOnth I had a very heavy period that lasted for three weeks. I have been ...

Lupron Dosing

FarmerRay
  • By FarmerRay · Posted December 20, 2012
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 10 replies
  • Hi! My husband & I share our e-mail and this account. My husband had a radical prostatectomy 3.5 years ago. There was some involvement in the lymph nodes. We continued to see his urologist. He'd been ...

Firmagon treatments

Huggabugga
  • By Huggabugga · Posted January 6, 2013
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 7 replies
  • I have gone through 4 treatments Conformal Radiation, Thermal Therapy, Lupron and High Dose Casodex) I am now into my 4th month with Firmagon (PSA is 0.45 and testesterone is 1.0) Gleason was 7 and was ...

Bad Biopsy Results?

Dave1950
  • By Dave1950 · Posted January 18, 2013
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 10 replies
  • I just got the results of my biopsy, and they seem really bad. My PSA is 86.1 Of the 12 cores taken only one showed no cancer. 9 cores showed a Gleason score of 8, two cores were 9. Of the 11 cores showing ...

Best "briefs" or pads?

ralph2853
  • By ralph2853 · Posted April 19, 2013
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 19 replies
  • Last week I drank coffee for the first time after my surgery on 4/3, and, boy, did I regret it. I had about 3 large cups during the morning; and it flowed out all day long. I didn’t realize it, but my ...

Beating Prostate Cancer with Hormonal Therapy

dave205
  • By dave205 · Posted May 16, 2013
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 2 replies
  • By Charles E. (Snuffy) Myers, M.D., Founder and Medical Director, The American Institute for Diseases of the Prostate, Charlottesville, VA Reprinted from PCRI Insights May, 2007 v 10.2 Editor’s Note ...

PSA from 5000 to 0.3

starlite
  • By starlite · Posted May 17, 2013
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 44 replies
  • When my husband was diagnosed, Sept 2011, with stage 4 prostate cancer his PSA was over 5000. He Urologist started him on Casodex which gave my husband relief for the constant bone pain within two days ...

Good progress or ???

Litupsman
  • By Litupsman · Posted July 8, 2013
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 8 replies
  • I'm about ten months into this journey. Started last September 2102 with a trip to the doc for a med check that morphed into a complete physical. At that point my PSA was 75. Had biopsies done in early ...

Off the Lupron Today-Yippee!!

BuckeyeNut
  • By BuckeyeNut · Posted October 16, 2013
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 8 replies
  • I have now reached a personal milestone in my battle with PCa. My normal 3-month Lupron shot was to happen today and I choose to stop it after 21 months. So I just had my blood drawn for PSA and testosterone ...

Going off Zytiga-Side Effects

volsfan
  • By volsfan · Posted November 8, 2013
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 12 replies
  • My dad has went off Zytiga, it was making him so weak he can barely walk. Does anyone know how long it takes to get out of your system? He has been off a week and he can't tell any difference yet. He ...

Is an Oncologist part of your team?

Dave1950
  • By Dave1950 · Posted January 12, 2014
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 14 replies
  • I was just wondering if it is normal to have to have either visits to or conversations with an oncologist as well your urologist? In some of the books and in several conversations, most recently while ...

PSA levels dropped from 70 to 2.6 in four months..

Kiltondale1026
  • By Kiltondale1026 · Posted January 20, 2014
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 19 replies
  • My fathers psa levels have dropped from 70 to 2.6 in four months. His bp is normal, his blood sugar has regulated to normal, and his wb cell count, rb cell count, and platelets are all normal.....what ...

Firmagon: How Long Do Side Effects Last?

wicker1965
  • By wicker1965 · Posted April 4, 2014
  • Discussion in Us TOO Prostate Cancer · 11 replies
  • Hi there, Close to a month ago, my husband got a ONE MONTH injection of Firmagon. He averages 12-15 hot flashes a day--the most major side effect he has experienced. He won't be getting another as he ...

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