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Hi all found this wonderful site and it has been most helpful. Just wondering hubby has taken Casodex for 28days, Received Lupron injection 22mg on 12/19/17. We changed insurances and had to find a network that all of his doctors are in Uro/ PCP and radiation oncology. Hubby really likes the radiation oncologist and the tx location was so close to home 10 min away so he opted to put off the Simulation and CT until we could be sure that the radiation onc. was in the network. My concern is that it will be well after Feb 1st before he can start tx as he will need the CT and they need to plan and do a trial session. His symptoms have been mild minor flashes at night, loss of libido etc. but nothing else. Still has a good sense of humor and is accepting of this DX and I noticed that since meeting with the radiation onc his mood has improved he is more confident we can beat this as his uro and radiation onc said we are going for the cure. His PSA was 2.2, PCA found after TURP Oct. 26 2017. Gleason 9, 4+5. CT scan and Bone scan were clear. Would love to hear from someone as to whether or not we are doing the right thing. Rad onc says that it was short of a miracle that we found the cancer when we did.
Fantastically low PSA to go with that horrid Gleason score (same as mine over ten years ago). You must have caught the beast early. Even with that Gleason score, your hubby's chances of pursuing curative treatment must be pretty good. Good Luck