Apr 30, 2004 - 12:59 am
My dad's physicians have recently told him that he probably has "months" not years to live. Evidently his cancer is spreading along his spine and is also in his sacral region. They have taken him off Casodex and put him on Zometa since there can be a delaying effect for some when this is done. His PSA has increased consistantly from about 2.4 last November to 9.2 at his most recent test. Thankfully his is not in pain. My understanding that it is not until around psa's of 40 or more that pain/symptoms occur. His only recourse if the lastest approach doesn't work will be chemo. At that's a very personal choice since he's 73 and the effects may not be worth it since chemo is not very effective. I would appreciate your prayers for him.