• anyone had chemo and Hormone treatment for Prostate cancer

    Asked by lindi143 on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    anyone had chemo and Hormone treatment for Prostate cancer

    my husband has had surgery, chemo and hormone depravation and we are considering stopping the hormone depravation due to side effects .has anyone done this and if so what do you think about stopping

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • barryboomer's Avatar

      Hi Check this out...ALSO is the cancer getting worse WITH the female hormone? IF SO I'd stop it and consider some of the things below....Food Luck!

      almost 3 years ago
    • lindi143's Avatar

      HI Barryboomer no the psa has been at 0 thanks for the article.

      almost 3 years ago
    • davewfence's Avatar

      it's my understanding that with the female hormones, that will mask what the psa really is, am I right or wrong? My urologist told me that he could start me on female hormones and he was positive my next psa test would be zero.

      almost 3 years ago
    • lindi143's Avatar

      HI Dave it our experience it has kept it down but the side effects are bad. My husband had chemo right after surgery so i am hoping the chemo got allthe cancer and that this has been a safety net. in my experience when they say they are positive they can do something you should beware.

      almost 3 years ago
    • Ross' Avatar

      I can only speak about my experience, but you must make your own decisions as to what is best for you. 7+ years ago after my prostatectomy, the biopsy showed a level 3 cancer risk. The recommendations were for 2 months of radiation and hormone therapy. I agreed and was on hormones plus Lupron for about 4+ years. I have been off hormones less than 3 years now. Health - good and active today. Side effects - Still some hot flashes and ed. As to ed, my wife and I found ways to find fulfillment. Best to you as you continue your journey.
      A survivor, Ross

      almost 3 years ago
    • Whitey61's Avatar

      Like Ross, my own experience, diagnosed stage 3 metastatic Neuroendocrine carcinoma of prostate, before cancer mutated I had 3 Lupron HDT, robbed me of everything masculine, hated it, but kept my cancer under control, I don't take it anymore since my mutation which requires me to produce testosterone is now being controlled with PD1/PDL1 Checkpoint inhibitor's Immunotherapy, you really need to consider the risks of going off Lupron and having your PSA start elevating, just because you no longer have a prostate, doesn't mean you don't produce prostate specific antigens, it's in your bloodstream and can metastisize, the common Adenocarcinoma of the prostate fuels off testosterone....HDT knocks it down, if it were me I would stay on it and as always go on the advice of your doctors..good luck

      almost 3 years ago

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