Mar 20, 2004 - 11:52 pm
Hi. I am wanting to get some information about what the outlook is for my father who is 73 and has metastatic prostate cancer. At diagnosis 3 years ago it has spread to his spine causing great pain. Since then he's had radiation and a variety of hormone treatments. Presently he is being treated with Lupron and high dose Casodex, but his PSA is doubling about every 4 months (recently went from 2.6 to 5.5 in 4 months). He presently is in no pain but has decided against chemotherapy in the future. I also know his original gleason score was high but I don't know the exact figure. I respect his choices as they are very personal decisions. However, I am unclear as to what the prognosis or survival time would be in general. I know no one can be certain about this but is there any general information about cancer at this state. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you all adn God bless.