CLEVELAND, OH – During his time as New York’s mayor in 2000, attorney Rudy Giuliani was diagnosed with prostate cancer. In an interview about the disease the public figure shared that part of his Androgen Deprivation Treatment included shots of Lupron to take his body’s production of cancer-fueling testosterone to zero.
The testosterone-blocking drug was patented in 1973 and approved for use in the U.S. in 1985. It’s a synthetic hormone that comes with side effects that add to a cancer patient’s co-morbidities. Among them in men are effects that effeminize the body with extra fat in the stomach, around the hips and breast growth.
Lupron, Eladil and the other testosterone-blocking drugs induces menopause in men; as well as creating high blood sugar and the potential for stroke. The term “memory loss” is associated with it; but the use of those two words to describe the side effect do no justice to how much the drug affects a man’s mind.
In the July 3, 2019 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Research Associate Professor Ravishankar Jayadevappa concluded that deprivation therapy exposure was associated with subsequent diagnosis of Alzheimer disease or dementia over a follow-up period of at least 10 years. The team’s research examined 154,089 men and is the largest study of its type to specifically study the correlation between ADT and its effect on a man’s mind.
Professor Jayadevappa’s team warned doctors injecting this shit in men to “carefully weigh the long-term risks and benefits of exposure to androgen deprivation therapy in patients with a prolonged life-expectancies.”
Dr. Stan Winokur interviewed Giuliani in 2006 to discuss life after his cancer was treated. In the interview Giuliani shared that he’d been treated with Lupron to shrink his prostate before his urologist, Dr. Alex Kirshenbaum, scheduled him for radiation seeds and external radiation. Giuliani told Winokur he’d made a mistake and should have scaled back on his treatment options.
What the former New York mayor didn’t know at the time was that prostate cancer, no matter how high the PSA or Prostate Specific Antigen goes, does not spread outside the prostate in 90 percent of men; or that zinc deficiency is connected to 173 cancers. Giuiliani, who acknowledged he was in better health before the treatment, told Winokur he would not recommend his treatment strategy to other men.
Non-New Yorkers who don’t follow the city’s media may be unaware that issues about Giuliani’s mental capacity have been publicly-raised since his prostate cancer diagnosis. Some appear to imply he’s been diminished as they’ve observed characteristics that were not initially associated with his treatment’s side effects.
Giuilani’s registered nurse-trained ex-wife raised the thought that her former husband wasn’t the same man during an interview with Tish Durkin of New York magazine last August 2018. Durkin’s headline set sad tone for her “something’s different about Rudy” story.
“The Giuliani’s Break Up and Rudy breaks down? How Judi diagnoses her ex’s new “dissembling condition.” Durkin’s lead sentence completes the thought that Rudy’s different.
“The man that he is now is absolutely not the man he was when I married him,” Durkin quotes Judith Giuliani as sharing with her. But Durkin doesn’t finish. Later in her story Durkin continues to gnaw around the edges that Giuliani’s really not mentally right as she asked if his screwing around with another woman led Judith to file for divorce.
If it wasn’t the cheating, Durkin wanted to know if it was aging, dementia, galloping halitosis; loss of faith, relevance, marbles … what? According to Durkin, Judith’s answer was curt.
“For a variety of reasons that I know as a spouse and a nurse, he has become a different man.”
There is no doubt affirmation that Trump hired a long-time friend he trusted as a personal attorney who may be suffering the side effects of his prostate cancer treatment helps his defenders back him as he battles U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff’s House-unauthorized impeachment inquiry.