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Old 11-28-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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hello. how are you?

 
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:57 PM   #2
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Hi Frank,
Hope everything is well with you. Did you get some post-Thanksgiving bad news?
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:16 AM   #3
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im okay. how are you?

i was told that i should go on a hormone therapy because of my prostate. and i would like to know how this is done best? can you advise me a good doctor? i heared a simple (sub epididimal) orchiectomy is the easiest and cheapest way.

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Old 11-30-2012, 10:39 AM   #4
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Re: hello everyone

Orchiectomy is one option for eliminating testicular testosterone production, but whether it's right in your case will depend on a lot of factors. If you give us more information, we might be able to better address your questions. Things like: your treatment history, diagnosis, stage, current PSA and PSA doubling time, any bone scans, age, location, kinds of doctors you've talked to, whether or not you have insurance/Medicare coverage.

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Old 11-30-2012, 12:40 PM   #5
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im 65. why you ask?

 
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Because if you're 90, an orchiectomy often makes more sense than ADT for the rest of your life; at 65, the permanent loss of testosterone may be more troublesome. I have no idea what your diagnosis or situation is, so it's impossible to comment.

 
Old 11-30-2012, 03:28 PM   #7
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how do you know that? i know what happens without testosterone.
but what else should i do?

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How do I know what?
There are medicines that accomplish the same thing chemically and possibly reversibly. I have no idea of what your situation is, but you should probably see an oncologist.

 
Old 12-01-2012, 11:52 AM   #9
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so which treatment should i pick?

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Knowing nothing about your situation, I can't comment.

 
Old 12-01-2012, 12:31 PM   #11
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how do i know if the testosteron withdrawl will work in my case?

 
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