Jul 07, 2011 - 6:42 pm
I hope someone might be able to help me help my dad with his results today. 15 years ago he was diagnosed at 53 with prostate cancer (PSA was 14 I believe at the time) - he had his prostate removed along with some tissue/nerves around the area. 6 months later his PSA started going up again and he did radiation for 6 weeks - awful for him and he still has side affects.
Well now he is almost 70 and his PSA has gone from 1.5 to 2.3 in 3 months - what would be causing this? His bone scan was clear but that doesn't mean he could get cancer somewhere else right? The doctor is retesting him in 3 months and said if it's up again then he will treat him with Lupron. Amazingly that was the medicine I was offered for my endometriosis.
I'm also very interested if anyone has had a situation where the father was dx early with prostate cancer (early 50's) and the daughter was dx with breast cancer early (40). I tested negative for the BRCA gene so it's not genetic but it seems that there might be some connection to us? Anyone else had this or heard of this?
Thank you so much for any help/advice you can give - I want to be strong for my dad and help him.
Blessings to you all!