Visited the oncologist last week and found out my latest PSA score is 10.6. That’s not too bad considering I’ve been off hormone therapy for over 2 months. We decided I’ll stay off hormone therapy for another month to let the TMS sessions come to a close (happens in 2 days) and “settle in”. Then I’ll start on a modified hormone treatment plan, one month on Lupron, three months off, and then repeat. It’s a variation of a more common treatment that has starts with 4 months of Lupron followed by 8 month off, and then repeat. (There is some evidence this on/off treatment may be more effective than being on Lupron all the time.) Since I have a problem with being on hormone therapy drugs longer than a few months, the modification the oncologist is suggesting seems a reasonable alternative.
TMS therapy continues to go well. It’s not clear I’ll get 100% remission of depression, but it’s definitely significant.