YOU FIRST WOULD HAVE TO GET AN UNDETECTABLE PSA. YOU ARE NOT ON A PROGRAM THAT WILL LEAD TO A COMPLETE REMISSION. THAT WOULD REQUIRE AGGRESSIVE HORMONAL THERAPY AND OTHER AGENTS
COMPLETE REMISSION WOULD REQUIRE 6 MONTHS OF HORMONAL THERAPY AND IMMUNE STIMULATION
I intend to explore the feasibility of pursuing a complete and durable remission, although I suspect my age (79), represents a substantial hurdle. This may take awhile. My next few journal entries will be devoted to this endeavor. Stay tuned.
Addendum April 24, 2015
In an attempt to determine whether I am a candidate for complete and durable remission, I posed a series of questions via the Patient Portal. Dr. Myers answered a number of my questions, but evidently, there is a limit to his magnanimity. His response to my most recent series of questions appears below:
"These matters can best be addressed at our next scheduled appointment."
Consequently my next entry on this topic will remain on hold until next November, i. e., at the very soonest.