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K and Happy Easter. I was reviewing my latest V.A. report,

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Hi Dr. K and Happy Easter. I was reviewing my latest V.A. report, try to keep up. Cancer 21 years ago, prostate and only 25 radiation treatments. The Lord has been good to me and I try help with proper diet but way overweight at 78 plus. I keep on keeping on and of course I was concerned due to the prostate cancer. Don't let me bother you.
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Customer: I presently have been given hormone shots for the high P.S.A. and Bicalutamide 50mgs. Just trying to stay healty
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

it sounds like you are battling prostate cancer currently.

and the cancer has come back

and you are on lupron therapy which takes away testosterone out of your body to help freeze the prostate cancer in your body.

taking away testosterone can slow down your metabolism and can cause you to gain weight.

it can be hard to limit your diet and exercise at your age to keep from gaining weight.

have you talked to your doctor about supervised exercise therapy or physical therapy to try to exercise and build muscle?