Nov 02, 2013 - 2:32 pm
My husband was diagnosed with stage 4 Metastatic prostate cancer in June 2011. He has gone thru several radiation treatments to different parts of his body, as well as different chemo treatments. Nothing has worked. He is now basically confined to his bed, in pain constantly, and as of today it will be a week since he's eaten any solid food. He is being treated through the VA and his Dr (onocologist) (at the VA), and the radiologist, which is through the Florida hospital ( since our VA does not have the radiation facilities) have both decided to try this new Xofigo on him. He has to go get blood work done for 4 weeks first, we have 2 weeks to go.
My questions and concerns are this:
Will he survive these treatments? He is already very weak, and throwing up all the time. He also goes thru severe hot flashes from the chemo pills he take now plus the hormone injection every 6 months.
Is it worth it? Meaning, for all the pain he is in now, and quality of life is zero....will this help?
I am sorry for this long and probably confusing topic, but I don't know where to start looking for help to my questions. I feel like I am just watching him die and not being able to do anything about it.
Any response would be appreciated.