Hi - its been a year since I last posted, had my Salvage RT late 2019 and still on hormone injections due until September 2021. The hormones have kept me undetectable since the SRT until now thankfully. But I am pretty scared about progression when I come off the hormones. I guess that fear will never go away and we have to live with it.
I recently read about a vaccine being developed and trialled by a swedish company called Rhovac which has had small trials and is currently being trialled in the UK phase II as well as elsewhere by a swedish company specifically to prevent Biochemical Recurrence, and when I spoke with my Oncologist about this she said she looked into it and unfortunately being on ADT disqualifies you from participation, and even when and if their vaccine is approved, it will be approved for use in the biochemical recurrent setting, which means it sounds too late for me.
I was disappointed when I heard this because I had (perhaps stupidly) allowed myself a little hope that this vaccine might give me a bit extra in the fight post ADT.
Anyway, a bit low at the moment but I remind myself to be grateful for being fit and healthy at present and undetectable right now, to focus the here and now, and to redouble my efforts to do exercise, as I have become a bit demotivated of late. Mind you the gyms will be opening again soon so that will help.
All the best to everyone on this site.