Jun 30, 2014 - 8:38 pm
In March of 2014 my father was diangnosed with prostate cancer at 52 years old. His PSA was at 153 in March. In May, he had his prostate removed and his PSA level is now at .21 post surgery.
This week my dad goes in to meet with his Oncologist, and after that appointment, he is scheduled to get a Lupron shot. The plan is for him to take one shot to weaken the cancer cells, then use radiation.
My dad is on pins and needles right now. He's read all about Lupron and it's side effects, and this has really caused him a lot of anxiety. He's scared of the side effects, and isn't quite sure that he wants to do that shot.
I want to know if any of you have experience with Lupron, and if you can share the types of side effects you had/have at your current age. Is it easier for a man at 52 years old to endure the side effects than say a man at 70?
Also, what are your thoughts on just the 1 shot. I think this could be the Dr.s way of getting my dad to take the first shot just because he knows my dad doesn't want anything to do with this.
Thanks to all who share their thoughts. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.