Hi. My dad was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. It is a Gleason 8 with extensive bone mets. He is 66 years ols with a lot of life to live. I have been reading these blogs for the past 2 months and have found a lot iof comfort from reading all of your stories. My dad never went to the doctor until he had lost 30+ lbs in 3 months. Anyway they finally diagnosed him with an advanced aggressive form of prostate cancer. He was given I
One shot of Lupron and then was switched to firmagon with an xgeva shot to help strengthen his bones. He started to feel better and started eatibg agsin. He was not given the option of surgery or radiation. He was only given the option of ht. We went to get a second opinion at Cleveland clinic in weston, Florida and the urologic oncologist there agreed with the initial course of treatment. I just want to make sure that I'm doing everything possible to ensure my dad is being treated with the most effective treatment out there for his situation. There are so many treatment options and I'm feeling overwhelmed. Should we be looking into radiation? The doctors say no. He has had some bone pain but feels better after taking aleve. Only other discomfort is the hot flashes from the firmagon. Next week will be his third shot. Please give me any advice that you may have. I want to do everything that I can to take care of my dad.