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What, after Zoladex?

Dear pals, Greetings.
My doctor told me last June, 2016 that I can longer be on Zoladex (10.8mg) after finishing 2 years on it. I was told that when I go for review in December, 2016, a new drug will be prescribed for me.
I would like to find out from you what this new drug is going to be, since I was not told.
My PSA as at June, 2016 had remained stable at 0.01. I was diagnosed and started treatment in June, 2014.
Your information on the possible second-line drug will be highly appreciated.

Re: What, after Zoladex?

If your PSA is 0.01 then they will probably give you a "hormone holiday" until your PSA goes up again since you don't seem to need any treatment at this time. A PSA of .01 after 2 years may indicate no cancer present. Your doctor may not want to give you false hope yet but just the fact that they are waiting six months before any more treatments suggests that is what they are thinking.

Re: What, after Zoladex?

Oh thank you very much Frank for your educated response. I will continue monitoring my PSA every 3 months just in case it prostate ca flares up again. Your opinion has settled my anxiety. Thanks once more Frank. Wish you well too and my fellow patients.