My dad had RP in 1998, following a PSA of 19.0 -- then, in 2007, it reoccured in the pelvic lining. He suffered 40 radiation treatments (broad spectrum to the pelvic gurdle), causing multiple issues. His PSA has been 0.01 since 2007.
However, a recent CT scan, revealed bone mets "up & down" his spine, esophagus wall thickening, and retroperitoneal adenopathy and small retrocrural lymph nodes.
His oncologist is recommending a PET scan and then starting Dad on chemo. He's will be 79 yrs old in a few day... but he is a fighter. Thoughts on what the chemo will do??? We should know more after the PET scan, but I want to know if the chemo will give him 5 more years or 5 more months?
One very concerned daddy's little girl.