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Ronoir (@ronoir)

prostate cancer treatment choices

Prostate Cancer | Last Active: Jul 21, 2019 | Replies (54)

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@santi

You have been through a lot after your transplant although you sound like you will keep on fighting to eradicate all of the cancer. Great attitude! I came off double bypass open heart surgery 2 years ago and recovered. I am now faced with the challenge of prostate cancer. My Gleason score is 7 and the Urologist gave me a choice of surgery or radiation. I recently met with a Radiologist/Oncologist and he mapped out the treatment options to me. He knows I ruled out surgery so he advised to take hormone therapy coupled with radiation. The hormone shot was to last 6 months and within that time I would under go radiation treatment. The side effect could range from no Libido and no testosterone with the hormone shot. I opted for straight radiation which will consist of 28 treatments over 5.3 weeks. I start June 26th.

All the Best to you!

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I have been given the same treatment approach. I am on Lupron and don’t find it too bad. Initially a lot of hot and cold sweats with some joint pain. However joint pain is not severe. I am waiting for a second opinion on different types of radiation, looking at focal laser ablation and will start using Rick Simpson Oil as I believe it has helped me a lot.

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