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LOL- probably banned DES 1mg., well here is my real life experience in doing normal HT vs. the so called illegal DES.
I did ADT3 for 2 years (2002-2004), I have super high risk scenario (guaranteed to lose). Well I got monthly psa tests and had 8 slight rises while on ADT3 (Lupron-casodex-proscar), so it was failing me and I hated the side effects. After reading the Journal of Urology article on DES (lol) I decided I have to try it, also works on hrpca to some degree.
It lowered and stabilized my psa immediately, costs nothing $130 a year, no real side effects, no sweats and hot flashes, builds bone density (but remember it is junk and will kill you, they say!!). Well it worked well for 8 years after failing ADT3 in late 2004. Must be an error, all those psa tests and lesser side effects (-:}
So, yeah I trust the system 100%, all the docs are experts in all phases, as they project to patients. I fired that uro-doc in 2004 and my onco-doc whom wrote this Rx is my hero, the uro was a zero. Same uro-doc switched me from zoladex to Lupron without my asking, I saw the billing it was $700 more per visit for the same thing (lovely person $$$$$ full of the hypocritical oath). I see his interests were all about me (a cash cow).