Nov 12, 2005 - 1:19 am
I have been on Hormone Therapy (Eligard) since March 2003. My PSA was 31.0 and the RP was aborted when it was found that one of my lymph nodes was affected. The HDT was successful in bringing the PSA down to 0.2. However my PSA recently rose from 0.2 to 0.8 and then 2.0 indication that I was possiby becoming hormone resistant. My doctor placed me on Casodex as well but I'm not due for another PSA test until next week. I know that Orchiectomy (surgical castration) causes permanent shutdown of testosterone production but I wonder if it also stops the advance of the cancer cells? I plan to ask my Doc about this next week but I thought I would throw it out here for some feedback. My recent bone scan was normal and I have absolutely no symptoms.