Aug 24, 2006 - 11:01 am
My father was diagnosed with PC 4 years ago and has his prostate removed. He's been on Lupron since and has been doing fairly well. About a month ago, his PSA was up,they did a bone scan and found four metastisized tumors in his bones.
They had planned, in the early days, to do bone infusion therapy. He had one dose of that. However, his doctor met with him yesterday to tell him that he is NOT a candidate for bone infusion therapy and they will now be doing radiation instead.
I haven't had the opportunity to discuss this further with my parents, and won't for about 2 more weeks.
What does this mean? Does this mean the cancer is too far progressed for bone infusion therapy to work? Too aggressive? Is this a negative thing?
I'm just not sure what this means and was hoping for a little insight.