Timing of initiation of ADT for men with biochemical progression after first-line surgery — THE “NEW” PROSTATE CANCER INFOLINK

An interesting study concerning the timing of Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT).

For many years your sitemaster has been advising patients that overly early use of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in many men with progressive prostate cancer is not necessarily the best decision (for a number of possible reasons). The benefits of such early ADT — in terms of metastasis-free survival (MFS) and/or overall survival (OS) — […]

Timing of initiation of ADT for men with biochemical progression after first-line surgery — THE “NEW” PROSTATE CANCER INFOLINK

2 thoughts on “Timing of initiation of ADT for men with biochemical progression after first-line surgery — THE “NEW” PROSTATE CANCER INFOLINK

  1. Robin Laber

    Dan, thank you so very much for maintaining your blog and for also being so transparent as you navigate your journey through prostate cancer. My husband was diagnosed Stage 2b-2c two years. He had a recurrence within three months; his PSA went from non-detectable to .6 at that time and rose to 1.5 three months later. He had an MRI which couldn’t find the cancer, so they sent him on his merry way for a year. After reading your blog about the newer scan, I’ve been trying to convince him to have that test now rather than waiting until January, but I guess ignorance is bliss. In any case, I just wanted to let you know that your blog is extremely helpful to me as I support my husband throughout his own journey with cancer.

    I wish you all the very best! Robin

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    1. Hi Robin,

      Thanks so much for your kind words about my blog. It was important for me to hear the unvarnished truth as I was early in this process, and I very much wanted to make sure that others knew all the details of my experience.

      It’s great that you’re actively involved in helping your husband navigate this. He’s lucky to have you on his side.

      That’s a fast PSA doubling time that definitely needs to be monitored frequently at the very least, if not acted upon. Of course, other factors come into play as well, such as the post-surgery pathology. Keep researching and nudging.

      Wishing both of you all the best.

      Dan

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