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RADIATION HOPEFUL
Posts: 206
Joined: Dec 2010

HAD appointment with urologist today----gave me another PROLIA SHOT. ANOTHER ONE IS SCHEDULED 6 months from now. HE performed a prostrate check via up the rear & said it felt very good. MY current PSA is 0.15---he told me I'm in remission & He may stop injections after DECEMBER which will mark 3 years on the drugs.

HE WILL keep monitoring my PSA & if it goes up I WILL HAVE TO GO BACK ON THE ELIGARD-----DOES THIS SOUND LIKE A CORRECT PROTOCOL????????

RESPECTFULLY

RADIATION HOPEFUL

Trew
Posts: 891
Joined: Jan 2010

You bring up an interesting question- after radiation at Loma Linda U in CA I was told we still needed to have our prostate checked even if we don't have one.  That was about 4 yrs ago and I have yet to have a doctor indicate I need a digital exam.  Has anyone had a digital exam since prostate removal?

 

Also, I am not familar with Prolia- is that the same as Eligard?  My 2nd uro told me one yr on Eligard was enough- there was no evidence to indicate 2 yrs made any difference in long term outcomes.  So we stopped the Eligard shots and now just watch and wait. 

 

Anyone on Eligard, you have my sympathy. 

 

 

RADIATION HOPEFUL
Posts: 206
Joined: Dec 2010

TREW

 

THANKS FOR THE REPLY----PROLIA IS FOR THE BONES ONLY----ELIGARD IS FOR THE PROSTRATE CANCER.  I WS TAKING FIRMAGON BUT DOCTOR SWITCHED ME TO ELIGARD DUE TO THE LONGER INTERVAL OF SHOTS. ELIGARD SHOTIN THE STOMACH IS 4 monts apart while the FIRMAGON (DEGARLIX) is MONTHLY.

NOTE: I DIDN't have my prostrate removed----only had radiation(79 GREY)

 

CORDIALLY 
RAD HOPEFUL 

Trew
Posts: 891
Joined: Jan 2010

I had two 6-month shots.  and after the last 6 months were up it could 2- 3 months for the stuff to get out of my system. 

 

The stuff we go through.....

 

 

HolyMole
Posts: 6
Joined: Sep 2013

I had a 6 month Eligard shot, followed by a second 3 month shot. One month after that second shot, I had brachytherapy - 70 seeds.My radiation oncologist said I didn't require any further hormone shots. So....my hot flashes should have started to end around mid-August, but here we are in mid-November and I'm still sweating like a horse.

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