Jun 02, 2014 - 2:53 am
My friend was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer 18 months ago with a 1600 PSA - yes that is not a typo error. It had metatized to his ribs, etc. He has been given lupueron injections each month, pills to strengthen the bones, etc. His PSA had dropped to 1 over a 6 month period. It rose to 4, then to 8 in the last couple of months. He is off the pills but still getting monthly shots. He has lost the hair on his chest, and under his arms. I just can't find any place that will tell me what the future holds. When I had a knee replacement sites like this one gave me hope that I'd get through the process that seemed to last forever so here I am at mid-night on this site. What does the future hold? What can I anticipate for caring for him? We know there is no "cure" for him but how much equality time does he have - about! He is always with me when the doctor is there and he hasn't asked so I haven't. I'm the one who will be caring for him though.