Feb 01, 2013 - 12:38 am
My husband was diagnosed in January or 2012 with prostate cancer, gleason 9..5+4. His bone and ct scans in June indicated no spread. Short story, in November he was diagnosed with cancer in the lung and bone, stage IV, unrelated to the prostate....He is currently being treated with chemo for that.
This has been an incredibly useful site for me particularly when we first found out about the prostate. I have learned so much here. Since the lung cancer has taken over most of our energy I haven't been visiting the prostate discussion group, (been obsessing about lung cancer) But now that I've calmed down a bit, I've been back and am curious about some comments I've read about the good effects of Zytiga.
My husband had 40 radiation treatments and has been on Lupron. He never had an elevated psa, but it did rise a bit last month. Original psa at diagnosis was .46 now increased to 2.5. Doctor is not concerned since he said in husband's case it's not reliable since is psa was never really elevated. DRE is normal. He has two urologists, one up north and one in Florida. The Florida doctor coordinated radiation since we were here, but both doctors do the lupron shots and the doctor up north diagnosed him. Do you think he should he go into the second doctor for another opinion about the PSA?
Wondering if we should perhaps explore Zytiga. He just had a 3 month shot about 3 weeks ago.
All considered he is doing quite well except for being exhausted much of the time.
Appreciate your thoughts, Thanks so much for taking the time to respond...