I am 54 years old now.
When I first diagnosed with Prostate cancer was Feb, 2010,
I am non smoker and non drinker and avid hiker and say to myself how can this be ...
I had gleason score of 8.5 and told me I am in cancer stage 3.5 with PSA of 143.
After I was diagnosed, I am on Casodex 50mg and Zoladex 10.8mg starting Feb, 2010.
I had switch the doctor in Sep, 2010 and he prefer to use Elligard 45mg which is 6 month shot where as Zoladex is 3 months shot.
Since my PSA is very high and cancer stage 3.5, removing a prostate is not an optional.
So I went through radiation therapy using Varian starting Oct, 2010 to Dec, 2010, 44 sessions.
The radiation therapy was not painful. After the radiation therapy,
I had rectal bleeding and treated and 3 months later had Kidney stone which I saw blood in urine and stone passed through urine.
Last month, January of this year, I had a gallstone so the gallbladder has been removed.
I am slowly recovering from surgery.
Meanwhile, I am still on Casodex 50mg. Doctor told me I have one more shot of Elligard 45mg.
I had bone scan on March, 2011 and shows no metastasis on bone.
I am tire of taking medicine and the side effects causing all kinds problems as I mentioned above, forgot to mention constant hot flashes.
Now, the question is what test do I needed to tell I am cured ?
As I write this, I am not sure people who has cured really cared about this site.
I try this help anyway. I am sure some of you might be in same boat as I am.
You feedback will be appreciated.