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Sat, Jun 20 9:58am · Stage 4 drug combination side effects in Prostate Cancer

I have stage 3 prostate cancer. I have been on Lipton for over a year. PSA went from 32 to .02 Starting chemo in august. Regional spread of the cancer to bones in the hip girdle and seminal vesicles. Surgery no help and complications you have read here outweighs any upside. Lupron has resulted in many negative side effects, including loss of sex drive almost completely, soreness and occasional muscle strains that come out of nowhere. Overall loss of energy of about 20-25%. Loss of muscle mass even though continue to work out. Weight gain initially of 10 pounds, now paying much more attention and have it under control. Hiking and exercise have been effective , much more difficult. NOW, having said all that, the fact that the cancer is pretty serious and those shots are controlling it, it pretty amazing. If you didn't really know me, you wold have no idea that I had cancer. I'm 63 so fairly young and in good condition. Good luck to you all.

Mon, Jun 8 11:12am · Living with Prostate Cancer: Meet others & introduce yourself in Prostate Cancer

Wow, you are a warrior. I'm new to all this and much appreciate your view and what you have gone through. Of the medications what do you think helped most other than the Lupron? I had PSA of 30, Lupron took it down to .02 Gleason score of 10 so very aggressive. Chemo is to help get on top of it. Like you never will be Cancer free, but managing it best we can.

Mon, Jun 8 10:14am · Living with Prostate Cancer: Meet others & introduce yourself in Prostate Cancer

I was diagnosed with stage 3/4 prostate cancer. The disease is outside the prostate, two spots on bones in the hip area, and seminal vesicles. Treatment has been Lupron and soon to start Chemo, waiting for Covid to settle down a little. Anyone have advance stage cancer and have recommendations for treatment and lifestyle. I'm working out , hiking etc, but I notice muscle weakness and soreness all the time.

Tue, Jun 2 3:50pm · Prostate Cancer: sex drive after surgery or other treatments in Prostate Cancer

I'm stage 3 so the cancer is beyond the prostate so options are a little different. PSA very low which is good (.2) Next step looks like Chemo.

Tue, Jun 2 8:37am · Prostate Cancer: sex drive after surgery or other treatments in Prostate Cancer

Yes, it really has a huge effect on me. I was diagnosed almost a year ago and have been on Lupron for almost the entire time. Also sore muscles as I continue to work out.