May 09, 2010 - 11:13 am
I'm new and I need help. My father's been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer with a PSA of 215, and went up to 256 in 3 days, and now all of a sudden it went down to 134. No treatments have been done yet by the doctor, we are given hormone therapy option, the doctor will start the injection on tuesday (day after tomorrwo). The mets are on his spine, pelvis and very little on the skull.
I dont know what to do, he is in pain..he keeps saying that his shoulders ache and his lower back, and that he's got acid reflux that could block his breathing. It got worse lastnight and he has not recovered from the pain / soreness. The pain killers the doctor gave are not working and neither is the sleeping pills.
He keeps saying that he feels bloated, and getting acid reflux. And that also, the pain /aches on the shoulder area is not manageable anymore, on a scal of 1 - 10 it is now 9.
Are these things expected from metastatic prostate cancer? The thing is he keeps saying the pain / aches he has had it forever and it runs in the family.. the doctor did not agree with him, although his MRI says that the area around his shoulders are fine (apart from the bone) ..and i'm not sure if that pain is from the bone...
i really dont know what to do.... we have not been scheduled for radiation, we will be in the next 2 months... after the hormone therapy injection on tuesday.
Will hormone therapy make the pain go away? it's unbearable to watch... what should we do?
appreciate your comments ....:(