Re: Testosterone rise during triple blockade androgen deprivation therapy???
I feel a little better now as I've found out that Irv's testosterone is still at a level which would make him safe from hormone refractory cancer for awhile (from what I've read, as long as the testosterone is <32 ng/dl and Irv's would be about 28 ng/dl)...Although, it is frighteningly close...Yes, sometimes I start to panic a little...I have my moments....A lot has to do with that DHT concern.
The DHT concern made me start to wonder about Irv's increased testosterone. I read that sometimes testosterone goes up towards the end of the period that the injection was given. Although, as far as I remember, Irv's testosterone was checked at the same time with each injection....so it's still a little puzzling.
I also read that it might be because there is the presence of higher than expected levels of adrenal androgens. We are waiting for the blood test result back for Irv's DHEA-S and androstenedione because if they're high, that would be a good indicator of this. I'm not sure what we'd do that were the case.
It could also be because the Zoladex didn't get absorbed well into Irv's body this time....but I doubt that because his PSA was undetectable and he had no knots or bumps below the surface where he was injected which is what supposedly happens if the drug isn't properly getting into the system.
So, the mystery remains....I guess we'll just have to wait and see what Dr Myers thinks of this.
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