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I have had 7 months of hormone therapy, 8 weeks of Bicalutamide then on to Prostap injections 2 weeks before finishing the Bicaluamide. Also on Cyproterone Actetate tablets and Taladafil. I actally fely great before starting the Radiotherapy, to the point that I alsmost forgot I was ill. I was not quite as energetic as once I was but a huge improvement on the year before diagnosis.
I promise to be suitably sympathetic to all women with bloated /unpredictable tummies, fluid retention, cystitis, hormonal headache, hot flushes and a tendency to burst in to tears at no notice. Also a feeling of tiredness that comes on like an express train. Apart form that Pelvic Radiotherapy is a walk in the park.
I'm told that the cancer has almost certainly already microscopically metastasised so it is only a matter of time before it becomes castration resistant (horrible phrase don't you think?). I gather that gives me a ~ 5years, may be as little as 1. Abiraterone and MDV3100 which may be licensed in UK next year apparently offer some hope so we will see. The radiotherapy is making me feel better inside, despite the side-effects so we remain optimistic with a limited capacity for misery.
My husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer in Dec 2005 and Lung cancer Jan 2006 both primary cancers.
He was on Zoladex while the Lung chemo and Radiotherapy was done,then Radiotherapy for his prostate for five days a week for a month,now five years later he is still doing well with the Prostate and Lung cancer i hope you to have a positive outcome
Hi peter, Yes I've got the belly and boobs and hot flushes that never seem to come when you're cold! I never felt ill until I started the treatment, but that's the nature of this disease isn't it.
Compared to the effects of the hormone therapy RT is a doddle and you have all those nice radiologists looking after you.
Check out Mal_ 's profile it's an inspiration to all of us in the same boat.
Good luck with the treatment and I hope you feel better soon.
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