So I am unsure on where to begin so I am jumping in head first. My boyfriend's father was diagnosed in 2007 that he had colon cancer. I believe at this time he decided to treat the cancer with natural remedies, homeopathic Dr.'s and an organic diet. This seemed to be "working" (feeling better, looking better and keeping a control on the psa levels.)
Then the summer of '09 everything seemed to jump up. His psa levels spiked up by 40 percent and the Dr.'s diagnosed him with prostate cancer at this time. (I guess that means the cancer moved?) Then in November of '09 he was strongly urged to start considering taking radiation due finding out that the cancer had moved out of his prostate.
So, I guess my question is that what happens next if he decides to not take the radiation? What should the family prepare for and just in all WHAT TO DO??
I am under the assumption that when the cancer moves out of the prostate it is terminal. Am I wrong?
Just looking for answers and information. I do not care if it is brutally honest. I would just like to be prepared be cause it seems like no one is talking about this in a serious manner. Am I over reacting by going to additional resources?
OKAY...THIS IS CONTINUED ON...
So I appreciate all of ya'lls responses and honesty. I was not offended by any of it. I am thankful for all the feedback and feel relieved that I am reacting the right way when i talk to my boyfriend about his father and family not treating this like the cancer it is. I recently found out that he is opting to get a test to see which cancer cells are live in his body and which ones are dead. I do not understand this test. Can someone explain it? I get that if it comes back more are dead than the rest then the cancer is dying. But how can it be dying and spreading at the same time. I also found out that he knows it spread to the lymphoid s. Is this still worth the process of radiation and other treatments out there? I am wanting info from families and survivors so when I bring this up to him I can I have talked to people just like you and they survived and it is worth the surgery or radiation or anything else than waiting. Thanks again so much for ya'll sharing your stories, feelings, and lives lost with me.