Mar 19, 2009 - 11:26 am
I am a 5 year survivor. I am 63 years old. I've been visiting this site for close to 5 years. It has really helped me through all of this. To those that maintain this site; "My hat is off to you!" This is a great service and I hope everyone appreciates it as much as I do. I've been through surgery, then a rising PSA, then 39 radiation treatments, implant surgery and now a rising PSA again. I was talking to my doctor yesterday. My PSA has gone from doubling in 1 year, to doubling in 6 months and now doubling in 4 months. It is definitely accelerating. I'll be starting harmone therapy in 6 months or so. I questioned him about the side effects of this treatment and what if anything could be done to offset the side effects. He mentioned irradiating my breasts to prevent them from enlarging from the effects of the harmone therapy. I visit this site several times every week and have not seen this topic discussed. I would appreciate some information from someone that has been through the procedure. Thanks a bunch for your help.