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Re: Elevated Testosterone Hormone Levels

Dear colleagues,
I have been off ADT since March 2016, due to low PSA levels.
Since then I have been put on watchful surveillance.
My sexual feelings disappeared when on ADT (since June 2014) but afterwards, I have started experiencing sexual feelings. This can only be attributed to rising male hormones.
My worry is, since Pca cells feed on the same male hormones, will my PSA levels not start rising again?
Thank you.

Re: Elevated Testosterone Hormone Levels

Dear fellow colleague:
There is a fairly common form of hormone therapy known as intermittent ADP. It is designed to provide periodic relief from the harsh effects of some forms of hormone therapy including impotency. Usually the administering physician closely monitors the patient's PSA and when it returns to a predetermined level treatment is re-initiated. Enjoy your"ADT Vacation"and by all means schedule an appointment with your physician to fully discuss his/her treatment plan.
Best wishes Don O.

Re: Elevated Testosterone Hormone Levels

Thank you very much Don O. for the rich and comforting response. I will do as advised.
Fellow Pca Patient

Re: Elevated Testosterone Hormone Levels

There is some recent research that would suggest that having the testosterone level increase causes the cancer cells to remain hormone dependent longer.

Re: Elevated Testosterone Hormone Levels

Hello Frank,
Thanks for your contribution.
So how does one maintain low testosterone hormone levels when not on treatment but watchful surveillance or observation to avoid Pca cells dependence syndrome?

Re: Elevated Testosterone Hormone Levels

I tried the same thing--do not do this --started back on hormone blocker and it only worked for a short few months --now my psa is over 20 and my alk phos levels are out of range--dr. said cancer going into the bones. wants to start chemo --i am not ready to try this as of yet.. James