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jojoman
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Joined: Mar 2007

I HAD PROSTATE REMOVED IN 05 PSA CAME BACK 0.04 3TIMES NOW AT 3.38 THEY SAY LUPRON BUT NOT MENTION OF RADITION SHOULD I ASK ABOUT IT GOING FOR A SECOND OPION WEDNESDAY THE 20TH HELP

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2ndBase
Posts: 220
Joined: Mar 2004

The Lupron would be the logical next step. Radiation perhaps later if necessary. I have had both and have survived 4 years and am doing ok. I still have a rising psa but am optimistic. Avoiding stress has helped me alot. Side effects of Lupron are not pleasant as I am sure you have been told, but it will probably increase your survival. There are no easy fixes but life is not suppossed to be easy. Best of luck!!

Bengel
Posts: 3
Joined: Feb 2007

http://www.tomotherapy.com/
cutting edge radiation....
I had prostate removed & tomo...have a rising PSA, looks like lupron or casodex for me....side effects SUCK--best of luck

fcatroneo
Posts: 89
Joined: Jan 2007

I had my prostate removed in December. My doctor said if PSA rose, hormonal would be next step. Sounds like your doctor is correct.

Good luck.

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