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Re: What to ask my Dr. tomorrow?

Jay, a friend of mine had a PSA reading much much higher than yours about 8 years ago. The initial prognosis was not good. He is still going strong after taking various new/experimental hormone treatments for periods like 6 months or so and then taking a similar period off so that the cancer doesn't build up an immunity to the treatment. I think his current PSA is about 4.

Re: What to ask my Dr. tomorrow?


Thanks for sharing that story. I have really not heard of those "off the charts" PSAs before. It's very encouraging being mine is 230.

Well, the scans came out positive and it has settled in my lymph nodes, a bit on my sternum and also in my pelvic bone.

My lower back is killing me and I feel nauseous. But it may just be stress.

Tomorrow I start with Degarelix and will eventually switch to Lupron.

I sure hope I can eventually be on an intermittent program as I'm just not crazy about what's going to happen to my body and don't really know what to expect.

Jay

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