Jul 17, 2013 - 10:48 am
Not sure if you guys remember me. My mom's significant other was diagnosed with prostate cancer last August 29th. He is stage four with multiple bone tumors and has to have bilateral nephrostomy tubes due to the growth of the cancer blocking his bladder and urethea tubes. His psa was 370 in the beginning and quickly dropped to his lowest of 8.76 in April. His treatment options were basically hormone therapy and has been getting 22.5 lupron shot every three months and daily casodex. His psa has been creeping up to 13.43 and his oncologist has basicallly determined that the casodex has failed. They are taking him off it with the hopes of getting a bounce lower. He is not very strong, weighing only 110 pounds and is pretty frail so the oncologist does not believe he would tolerate either chemotherapy or radiation. He is now 82 years old.
Does anyone have any experience with casodex being terminated and if so, did you get a bounce in lowering your PSA? In visiting with the oncologist, she said knowing his other health issues, and his mental health, she thinks 6 months would be the timeframe we would looking at. He has had multiple issues with his nephrosptomy tubes and his is just tired. I hate to think of his passing but I also don't want him to suffer. I saw enough of that with my mom and wouldn't wish it on anybody.
Any thoughts would be appreciated. . .