Aug 17, 2010 - 10:19 pm
my father is 80 years old and had 6 years ago prostate cancer. He was operated and had no issues for the last 5 years. About a year ago during the routine checks the medical team observed a fast increase of his PSA values. After further exams he was diagnosed with secondary bone cancer. He started a chemo which he had to stop due to some other medical complications. Recently they tried a samarium 153 treatment (pain relief) with limited success. He is in hospital since we can not manage his pain attacks at home. We are not sure what to expect. We do not have the expectation that he can be cured but we hope and wish that his pain can be managed so that there is some quality of life.
Each patient is different but is there somebody who can guide us to info about what we can or may have to expect?
Appreciate any help in that matter and we thank you in advance