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Old 07-12-19, 07:14 PM
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Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT)

Anyone out there have any experience taking ADT for advancing prostate cancer and cycling? I'm about to begin this type of therapy after prostatectomy and external beam radiation. Although I know that there are a ton of bad side effects that will affect my riding abilities, I'd like to hear from others who have had to endure this treatment.
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Old 07-16-19, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Dr Dog View Post
Anyone out there have any experience taking ADT for advancing prostate cancer and cycling? I'm about to begin this type of therapy after prostatectomy and external beam radiation. Although I know that there are a ton of bad side effects that will affect my riding abilities, I'd like to hear from others who have had to endure this treatment.
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Saddened to read that you have been diagnosed with PCa. I would highly suggest you join----

https://www.inspire.com/groups/us-too-prostate-cancer/

The members have a wealth of knowledge and some are not only more aware of current innovations regarding diagnostics/treatment than some doctors but also have experienced ALL EFFECTS from every drug/physical treatment.

As for myself, I avoided ADT because of SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS and instead simply had a bilateral orchiectomy , yes castration. I'm a Gleason 5+5 (10), can't get any higher. Just bicycled 112 miles this morning with last Wednesday a 141 miler to celebrate my 69th birthday.

NOTE -- The side effects are not only physical in nature. They can also be very psychologically debilitating.

I'm assuming that you too have had a high Gleason Score diagnosis from a 3TmpMRI guided biopsy with second/third opinions and can again assure you that the Inspire Group have been where you are and will be going. They will give you honest answers to all of your questions.

Good luck going forward and if I can be of assistance, just ask.

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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy View Post
Saddened to read that you have been diagnosed with PCa. I would highly suggest you join----

https://www.inspire.com/groups/us-too-prostate-cancer/

The members have a wealth of knowledge and some are not only more aware of current innovations regarding diagnostics/treatment than some doctors but also have experienced ALL EFFECTS from every drug/physical treatment.

As for myself, I avoided ADT because of SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS and instead simply had a bilateral orchiectomy , yes castration. I'm a Gleason 5+5 (10), can't get any higher. Just bicycled 112 miles this morning with last Wednesday a 141 miler to celebrate my 69th birthday.

NOTE -- The side effects are not only physical in nature. They can also be very psychologically debilitating.

I'm assuming that you too have had a high Gleason Score diagnosis from a 3TmpMRI guided biopsy with second/third opinions and can again assure you that the Inspire Group have been where you are and will be going. They will give you honest answers to all of your questions.

Good luck going forward and if I can be of assistance, just ask.

John
Do you take any hormone replacements? Just curious since my dad died in 2015 after a long bout with prostate cancer. We thought he had it beaten but it metastasized and he was gone quickly. My extended family has little history of cancer -- it's mostly heart and respiratory disease, and diabetes, and that's mostly due to poor diet, vices and lack of exercise, so I'm doing what I can to avoid the same trap. But naturally the big C is always lurking, especially since I had thyroid cancer last year (surgery got it, no metastasis).
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
Do you take any hormone replacements? ..............
Contrary to historically medical PCa thinking I have been prescribed Cypionate bi-weekly but I play with the time gap. Messed up on last injection and "T" level dropped to 15ng/dL. Already had one recurrence and will not be surprised if mets. occur.
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy View Post
Contrary to historically medical PCa thinking I have been prescribed Cypionate bi-weekly but I play with the time gap. Messed up on last injection and "T" level dropped to 15ng/dL. Already had one recurrence and will not be surprised if mets. occur.
Looked up your drug. Appears to be a testosterone booster and has not been approved by the FDA.

Raises a question: Why take something that boosts a hormone that feeds the cancer?
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Originally Posted by Hawkowl2 View Post
Looked up your drug. Appears to be a testosterone booster and has not been approved by the FDA.

Raises a question: Why take something that boosts a hormone that feeds the cancer?
Excellent questions

Cypionate IS a testosterone replacement used to boost "T" and as a result is pretty much a banned substance in the Sports World. While not having the FDA blessing it is approved by the Insurance Industry for coverage but when purchasing I must show ID. "T" is generally considered to be the fuel that feeds PCa (Prostate Cancer) and so ADT is recommended but some believe that following aggressive treatment the return of "T" has minimal effect with recurrence.
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