Hi John, Gerry and Steve,
I had a poor prognosis in 2005 (PSA 182, T4 tumour) and never thought I'd be around today.
If it's any encouragement to you all, my treatment was cyproterone for a few weeks, then onto Zoladex injections, and 37 sessions of radiotherapy (74Gy).
I ended all meds in 2008 and was able to go 44 months without them.
Since then I have been on intermittent hormone therapy, and am currently almost a year into another 'holiday' without meds.
I am absolutely sure that my radiotherapy was delivered very very accurately, and that I stayed the correct amount of time on HT (for me).
Because of the spread to seminal vesicles, and pelvic wall and floor, a cure was never on the cards, but to outlive my pessimistic urologist's prognosis of two or three years gives me great satisfaction I can tell you.
I am 6 months away from 'celebrating' 10 years of the battle, and I hope to be still around when you three reach that marker too!
Stay positive, and be very pro-active,
All the best.
Excellent very positive post George, thanks for that.