Nov 25, 2005 - 12:55 pm
I'm writing on bhalf of my brother,age 53 who was just diagnoised with prostate cancer. He doesn't have access of a computer and ask that I help him with some info. We live 1200 miles apart and he is alone and I cannot get to him at this time so we are talking alot on the phone. He has been diagnosed with stage IV with node/nerve involvment (8-9 on gleason scale) and will have a bone scan next week, he was also told he was not a candidate for chemo/radiation pellets/surgery and that his best option would be hormone therapy with 30-40 radiation treatments. He would like to hear from someone that has undergone this type of treatment. He would like to know if they would do it again with what they know now? He is recently single and scared, he thinks he will no longer be a man or be able to perform and at this point states 'I don't think I can go through this, I might as well just let it run it's course'! If there is anyone who could communicate with me so that I can help him understand what is going to happen we would greatly appreciate it. May God help us and be with you and yours as we traverse this scary, difficult, mind boggling situation!