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Jan 16, 2018 · Prostate cancer treatment: stereotactic body radiation therapy in Cancer

May I ask you what type of treatment is he taking.
Thank you,
Philn

Dec 20, 2017 · Prostate cancer treated with Leuprolide in Cancer

Hello,
Yes, before Lupron my mood was much better. It is difficult not to get down listening to the Oncologist tell me what I
will go through, and then have the actual experience once I am on Lupron. When I consider that I never felt any illness
from the metastasis only to be miserable once on Lupron never made any sense. All that said, my PSA came down from
17 to less than zero. In 3 months went back up to 4.44 and last week back down to 3.96. (No Lupron or Bicaludimide
since May 3, 2017. The bone scan indicates the metastatic cells have decreased in size. The PSA is expected to fluctuate
over the coming months.
I wish your Husband the very best.
Thank you,
Phil N

Dec 19, 2017 · Prostate cancer treated with Leuprolide in Cancer

Hello Colleen. Actually some of the side effects have subsided. I am told that others will take longer. It seems that when things
don’t go according to schedule the explanation is that “Everybody is different”. In my case there seems to be no rhyme or reason.
My Oncologist seemed surprised at my reaction so much so that the second injection was canceled. The weight gain at least has
subsided. The breast size is not yet normal. My recent blood work and nuclear bone scan are favorable. I was told to keep doing what I have been doing, but I have no idea what that is. I am looking forward to my life before Lupron, and hope it will return soon.
Thank you asking about me. Happy Holidays!
Phil

Sep 24, 2017 · Prostate cancer treated with Leuprolide in Cancer

I had my first shot of Lupron May 03, 2017. Unfortunately I am one of those who seem to get many side effects. Weight gain, breast enlargement, hot flashes, cold sweats, confusion, insomnia, head aches , and psoriasis flare up. My oncologist assures me that in four months time these side effects
will end. I look forward to that day when I will return to being the person I was prior to May 03, 2017.

Aug 25, 2017 · Prostate cancer treatment: stereotactic body radiation therapy in Cancer

Every 6 months for 5 years after treatment. The PSA number was acceptable for approximately one year when it began to double every 3 months for 9 months. The theory is that before radiation began the cancer metastasized to the lymph system where it was only detectable by a Pet choline scan.

Aug 23, 2017 · Prostate cancer treatment: stereotactic body radiation therapy in Cancer

Hello,
My PSA number was 4, a biopsy confirmed my cancer as well. I chose a method called external beam radiation for 45
appointments, and my prostate tested negative for cancer. Unfortunately, in my case, one year later my PSA number
reached 17. Later scanning procedures revealed metastatic cells were present in the lymph system. I am now
being treated with harmone therapy.

Jul 24, 2017 · Prostate cancer treatment: stereotactic body radiation therapy in Cancer

Within 2 hours of the injection I experienced chronic headaches and joint stiffness. The headaches lasted for 2 weeks, the joint stiffness continues.
Then there were periods of insomnia , hot flashes, and cold sweats, weight gain in the waist to the point where I can only wear pants with an elastic
waist band. Also there have been periods of dizziness and confusion, and as many as 4 trips per night to the bathroom starting at 1:00 am and ending
at 5:00 am. All that I have mentioned are in fact predicted by the Doctors, nurses, and various web sites.
Philn

Jul 24, 2017 · Prostate cancer treatment: stereotactic body radiation therapy in Cancer

Hello,
I received my first Lupron infection May 3, 2017 to lower my PSA number. It has in fact achieved that result, but my understanding
is that this is not a cure but only slows down the growth of metastatic cells that are present. As predicted the side effects of Lupon
are quite extensive and some have been difficult to live with. I hope this is of some help to you.
Philn