Re: recently diagnosed and scared
I am sorry to hear your news however welcome to the board. You might want to read the book Beating Prostate Cancer by Dr Charles "Snuffy" Myers. He covers hormone therapy pretty well and is considered an expert in dealing with high gleason cases such as mine. i now see him as a patient alt hough I do moswt of my consultation via the web except for my annual trek to Virginia.
Each case is different but he switched me to triple blockade and told me our target was <.01. He theory was to beat it back immediately. It worked and I have just started a holiday from casodex and lupron.
There are a number of excellent posts by Jim "ADT3since2000" if you search his posts on Itermittent Hormone Therapy.