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Hormonal therapy for aggressive prostate cancer: How long is enough?

January 28, 2019
  • By Charlie Schmidt, Editor, Harvard Medical School Annual Report on Prostate Diseases

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Charlie Schmidt, Editor, Harvard Medical School Annual Report on Prostate Diseases

Charlie Schmidt is an award-winning freelance science writer based in Portland, Maine. In addition to writing for Harvard Health Publishing, Charlie has written for Science magazine, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Environmental Health Perspectives, … See Full Bio
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Derek Keough
February 13, 2019

I live in Ontario Canada. My prostate was removed by robotics in Oct/17.
I have been on Lupron every 3 months since. My PSA Readings fluctuate between 0.08-0.26. Of note, I am also on Celebrex for arthritic knees.
After I had had my PSA tested once, it showed the same.(5.2) My Dr. suggested that I refrain from any antibiotics for a few days and then have it redone.
I did this and to both our surprise, the PSA was down to about 0.08.
It appears to us that antibiotics can reflect a higher PSA.
This is for your information, for what it’s worth.
Thank you.

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