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I received a 3 month shot approximately 6 weeks before radiation treatment and a 2nd 3 month shot about 4 weeks after completing radiation. Presuming a low PSA score at my next blood test I hope to stop the Lupron. My concern is that some MDs like to prolong Lipton treatment for as much as 2 years to ensure that the cancer does not recur. At the point you are highly unlikely to ever regain you libido.

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Yes, I have seen that some MDs do suggest/prescribe more Lupron shots for afterwards. I do understand, too, your concerns for such. That would certainly be something you can and should discuss with your MD—–noting your concerns, expressing your feelings about further Lupron, your preferences, etc. Even if it's just wanting to wait and see if your PSA beginsto rise. You are your own advocate…..and all hospitals/clinics have signs on the walls that do state that very thing. They do want you to be and feel involved in your treatment decisions, for sure.