Jan 08, 2008 - 8:06 pm
My dad (now 80)was diagnosed in 1996. Had testicles removed and radiation. 1/05, PSA started back up. Dr did cryosurgery. 8/05 bone scan showed masses in pelvis, back and ribs. Tried casadex, hydrocortoisone, and ketaconazole. Finally 4/06 stated taxeture every three weeks. Has continued with taxeture. PSA now going back up, bonescan and CAT scan show no changes. Dr now wants to try weekly carboplatin in addition to taxeture. I haven't found much info about carboplatin for PC - it is mainly used for ovarian cancer. Has anyone used this chemo? What can he expect if he tries it? Any significant side effects? Any web sites that I can check out for him?