Some background on me
Age 64 as of April 2012
12 7 11 - 1447
Scans showed active prostate cancer widespread in bones
HT treatments & Zometa for bone
31 10 11 - 46.6 Cheers!
25 1 12 - 75 - Crap
22 2 - 99
22 3 - 149 - Start Zytiga
25 4 - 113 | 22 5 - 66 | 19 6 - 38 | 19 7 -34
21 8 - 27.4 |
Diagnosed with TB - started TB Medications
21 9 - 36.8
My medical team found one of the TB med's was effeectly diluting the Zytiga - changed one of the TB Meds
6 10 - 33
Most recent PSA as tested last friday - my PSA went from 33 to 66 in 6 weeks, my medical team thinks the TB meds maybe still affecting the Zytiga. The in place plan is a increased Zytiga dosage than go back in about 2 weeks and have the PSA tested, and possible nuclear imaging scans.
Just on the remote off chance (thinking positively!) the increased Zytiga dosages not work - will be time to go to some next treatment.
I see two possible paths
MDV3000 (Xtandi), than Alpharadin when the Xtandi does not work. (Note my Onc Doc has already said he would give me Xtandi pre-chemo)
Docetaxel (Taxotere), than later MDV3000 (Xtandi), Alpharadin
>>>>>>>>>> Thoughts on the possible paths? Any thing else I should be looking at (Provenge is out)
I've just about convinced myself Docetaxel (Taxotere) is so hard on the body - its something I want to avoid. Also I've seen here on HW where Docetaxel (Taxotere) failed for so many.
However Docetaxel (Taxotere) has been around since 2008 or so, it must have been successful for many.
1. How valid is my concern on Docetaxel (Taxotere) being hard on the body? As in do I even want to put up with it?
2. When having the Docetaxel (Taxotere) treatments - were folks able to drive to and from the treatments?
We will beat this crap!