Oct 30, 2013 - 4:39 pm
I am posting this on behalf of my father who is in his late 70s.
He was diagnosed 2 years ago with Prostate Cancer (early stages) and went through radiation therapy which was successful, he fully recovered and his Cancer was in remission until recently.(last year follow-up scan results of his prostate did not show a sign of cancer coming back)
However, he has started having back pain, first we thought it would be muscle pain but it became more and more persistent. The pain is around his lower back and became so sharp that he had to go to ER, first trip to ER after doing an X-RAY, they told him everything was fine and they sent him back home.
2nd trip to ER a week or so later, I went with him this time around and they did another x-ray but same result we were told everything was OK but his blood showed low in calcium, Potassium and hemogolobin and he was discharged again.
3rd trip to ER, finally he was admitted and they did a series of test like CT, MRI, bone scan and finally he was told today they they see cancer back in his backbone somewhere and that it's most likely mets from his Prostate cancer. He will also go for one last test today so they can have a look at his prostate...
Can someone please tell me "assuming"mets are from his Prostate Cancer then what would be the treatment options? life expectency? I am very worried, although my father is getting older but he is still my father and I really want him to be around for a few more years.
Is there a chance for cancer to be getting under control once it has speard to the bones?
Thanks and I apologize for the long message