Jul 06, 2007 - 8:28 pm
On May 23/06 my husband was diagnosed with advanced metastatic prostrate cancer. Since then he has been on Lupron which initially brought his psa down from 900 to 8 by Dec.06. April 17/07 psa was up to 60. April 20/07 extreme pain and put on morphine. May 16/07 psa 290. Started on Ketocotozone and Hydrocortisone. May 22 started Zometa every 3 weeks for bones. As of June 20/07 he has been off morphine and is pretty much pain free. On June 29/07 psa 404. My question is between April 17 and May 16 his psa jumped 230. Between May 16 and June 29 psa jumped 114. Does anyone know if there is a chance that the Ketocotozone might be taking longer to fully work. Otherwise why is psa suddenly slowing down. Doctor is pushing him to start chemo now but reluctantly agreed to give my husband one more month in case the Keto is not fully working. This is only after my husband was yelling at the doctor to stop pushing chemo at him and to try something else. We have until the end of July before another psa. Why is he not in pain. Also, he had an ultra sound done of his stomach and pelvic area since initially there was one or two lymph nodes affected near his stomach. Doctor wants another ultra sound done as something suspicious showed up but not sure what. He has not lost weight, eats well, just fatigued from the meds. Can someone please tell me what else we can do. We live in Canada in Northern Ontario and do not have the funds to travel all over. He is only 50 years old and we are your true version of soulmates. I don't want to lose him but am running out of hope. Doctors aren't big on this and don't want to step outside their box of traditional medicine. Desperately looking for help. thank you for listening.