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@wrig1jam

I had 44 proton beam treatments at Mayo in Phoenix and they went well. I am now in my 5 th month with no detectable PSA levels. I had the carbon fiduciary markers (4 of them) no problem here either.The ADT is where I have my issues. I had a six month Eligard injection in November 2020 and I still have hot flashes and fat accumulation around my abdomen. My testecals have shrunk to 1/3 there normal size. My current testosterone is 12ng/ml the normal is greater than 175ng/ml. My oncologist said I most likely will never have normal testosterone because of my age 79. If possible I would go without the ADT. good luck. Jim

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Thank you, Jim for your candid feedback. You helped reinforce my prior decision to go without ADT. Wishing you the best as time moves forward….

I also have issues with the ADT (Lupron). Same as yours and from what I read we can expect no relief until around 1 yr from the last shot. I'm going to be 72 in Oct. and am hoping for relief at my age as well but my oncologist only told me I would be reducing my testosterone TEMPORARLY…….so what does that mean? Good luck with your recovery and maybe someday we will get back to somewhat normal conditions.

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