Jul 28, 2006 - 8:09 pm
I was diagnosed with advanced metastatic PC to the bones in March, 2003 with a PSA of 93 prior to diagnosis. My treatment started with Casodex, 50mg. once daily and Lupron injections every 4 months. Zometa infusions every 4 weeks to protect the bones was started 5 months after diagnosis. Lupron injections were replaced with a once a year implantion of Viadur 2 years ago. My PSA had dropped to 0.6 after these initial treatments began, but started to rise again to 5.0 about 10 months ago. I was taken off Casodex and in a matter of 4 to 5 weeks, PSA declined again and is now at 0.2 and has remained at that for the last 7 months. My Oncologist says it's the lowest PSA he has seen for that length of time. I still receive the Zometa Infusions and will be getting my 3rd annual Viadur implant next month. If anyone would like to share a similar experience with Casodex withdrawal, I would love to read about it.