So he is effectively stuck on hormone therapy, even though not taking it anymore.
If he has any cancer left, it will become apparent more quickly if he has testosterone, whether natural, or prescribed. However, it will probably happen whether he has testosterone or not unless he dies from something else first.
Let's look at this another way. Imagine your husband is just coming to the end of his hormone therapy, and isn't going to have any trouble getting his testosterone back (probably much as you imagined at the time). Now, there's a choice:
1) Stay on hormone therapy forever which might delay any future recurrence but retains all the side effects and he will possibly get some of the longer side effects such as osteoporosis, cardiac issues, etc. and those can be fatal long term.
2) Stop hormone therapy as originally intended, in which case side effects go, but there's a small risk of earlier recurrence.
I think every man who was given these options would choose 2).
In your case, 2) means taking Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT).
Now, you are lucky you have clinicians prepared to do that - some aren't, but that's probably misguided. At a urology conference last year, this was discussed informally among several senior urologists, and all were of the view TRT should be available to men believed to be in full remission of prostate cancer.
Edited by member 09 Aug 2020 at 12:23
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