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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for prostate cancer

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009 and had a radical prostectomy completed, PSA dropped until 2014. after the increase I had hormone therapy (lupron) and radiation therapy. in late 2016 my PSA went up again, I had a bone scan which showed spread to the bones, lupron was started immediately, the PSA has gone from the high of 21 back to 6 in about 6 weeks. I am considering an Orchiectomy to eliminate the testosterone, and hope to prolong my life. I am 76, have had lung cancer surgically removed in 2008, no reoccurance, COPD and Emphesema. I am active, have a good quality of life and I am pain free. Recommendations?
Thu, 27 Jul 2017
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yes go for orchiectomy. my advise is keep on taking treatment along with bone strengthening injections. though stage 4 prostate cancer patients do well in most of the cases
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Suggest treatment for prostate cancer

yes go for orchiectomy. my advise is keep on taking treatment along with bone strengthening injections. though stage 4 prostate cancer patients do well in most of the cases