Sep 18, 2004 - 11:38 am
My Dad has hormone-refractory prostate cancer. In the last 2 weeks his PSA went from 26 to 35. He's not in a lot of pain now, but has slowed way down, sitting in his chair most the day. He also has begun getting hand tremors, and we don't know what is causing that. He was going to wait until he was in extreme pain to do chemo since that's the "last resort". He was given Taxotere this week and has done okay with it in terms of no really significant side effects. Of course he is pretty much sleeping all the day and mostly restricted to sitting in his chair. His sleep at night is poor and he reports that when he stands and tilts his head back, he loses his equilibrium and starts to fall.
I don't think things look good, but am trying to keep positive.
If anyone has any experience with Taxotere or info as to how serious a sign it is when one's PSA goes from 26 to 35 in 2 weeks.....I'ld appreciate hearing from you.
Peace & Health to all.....