Over the past 4 to 5 years I have had an Open Radical Prostatectomy, Salvage Radiotherapy and Hormone Therapy which I am still on.
I started HT a few months before my SRT started which is fairly usual.
Initially the plan was to keep me on HT for 6 months and end it just after the end of SRT.
However at the end of RT the Oncologist said he would keep me on HT for a further 18 months which might improve my chances of a “cure”.
I asked him what would happen after the end of RT if I had another recurrence and at what stage further treatment would resume.
He said that if PSA went to 5.0 ( I am currently <0.02), then some form of treatment would commence.
I didn’t question him further at the time but I have thought about it since.
I am concerned that the cancer would have been allowed, by inaction, to have spread too far by the time I hit a PSA of 5 and that I could be in trouble by then.
I am probably looking a little far ahead but I know that I will be scared when they stop HT.
Has anyone been down a similar route ?
If so, what was the outcome ?
Would appreciate any advice.
Edited by member 03 Jan 2019 at 05:15
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