Apr 02, 2004 - 10:29 am
I just learned that in the last 3 weeks my father's PSA went from approximately 5.05 to 8.2. Evidently he's considered hormone refractory. His doctor is getting ready to put him on Zometa for his bones. From what I know this helps strengthen his bones since he has spinal metastases. However it apparently does not affect his rising PSA.....is that correct? The doctor wants to wait to see how this medication works before considering the possibility of chemo, but if it's known that Zometa doesn't stop a rising psa, why wait? Does anyone know more about this? I would appreciate your info and comments. Thanks and God Bless.