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resistant to hormonthrapy

bitaday
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Joined: Jun 2005

after about one year it seems that hormonthrapy doesn't work any more......I want to know what is next?Does chemothrapy a good choice?And how long doese it work?Any body knows about survival after that?

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miketilley
Posts: 15
Joined: Mar 2004

Hi bitaday
I am in the same fix as my PSA has been going up the last 2 months while on lupron.The doctor has put me on casodex and lupron.It is too early to tell yet if it working yet but I will let you know.My doctor says iv chemo is kinda the last resort.I will let you know if I hear of anything else.Good Luck and God Bless

omarisan
Posts: 27
Joined: Apr 2004

Bitaday and Mike. My PSA recently started rising after almost 20 months on HDT (Eligard). It went from 31 to 0.2 while on HDT but recent went up to 0.8 and then 2.0. I am continuing the Eligard plus Casodex. Recent bone scan was negative. My question to you two: Do either of you suffer from any of the listed symptoms of PC? I have none whatsoever. You would think that something would be biting me by now. Good luck to both of you.

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miketilley
Posts: 15
Joined: Mar 2004

I have more side effects from the meds than the cancer.The way the doctor tells me is the psa shows cancer cells that are in your body.They can be traviling aroud and have not attached themselves to the bones or organ.But if the psa keeps going up they will at some time and then it can be bad because thier are so many of them.My doctor said if we cant get mine to start reacting to some kind of treatment I could get bad in a year or two.I am not sure what he ment because I think I went into skock.
Good Luck
GOD BLESS
miketilley

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