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    My husband had his 3 month blood work before Lupron injection yesterday and PSA is still undetectable, Thank God! I feel like I live in 3 month intervels and I get so nervous when its time for a blood test when it does come back good and thank you Jesus so far it has, I feel like I just crash and could sleep for a week. If its this bad for me it must be terrifying for my husband. He shares some of his feelings with me and I stay really positive to him and he doesnt say that he is scared. I guess this is how it is for us from now on but as long as I can see his face everyday that is what matters.

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    My husband is on Lupron injections and Cassodex after a rising PSA after a Robotic Prostectomy in January of 2011. His PSA was 0.04 6 weeks after surgery and 1.6 two weeks after that. He took Cassodex for two weeks and received a Lupron injections 7mg. His PSA did not drop to 0 so his doctor increased the dosage to 21.5 mg and added Cassodex once a day to his treatment. His PSA went to 0.01 or undetectable and has stayed there. My problem is I cannot keep myself from thinking about all the what ifs, what if this is the time it quits working, what if theres nothing else they can do, what will we do next. I say nothing to him so as not to scare him but its killing me. Where can I find information on what we could be facing in the future, good or bad I need to know.

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      mgm48

      HEY! Smile, the what ifs aren't so bad - they are coming up with lots of new stuff all the time. My hormone therapy quit before I ever got to zero and I'm not giving up. I have friends for whom the hormone therapy has worked for many years. I hope your husband is one of them. If not, there are more new drugs being approved all the time. From a personal perspective I have found chemo (docetaxel) to be effective and I've had no life altering side effects.
      Keep it positive and smile:)

      about 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy)