My husband was diagnosed 8 months ago. He was at stage 4 when it ws found. The strange thing was that the prostate was essentially untouched. It still looks fine! It moved right into the lymph system. Problem with that is there was no possibility of surgery, or "seeds" or other treatments like that. He started with hormonal treatments, and they were working fine. But in Dec. we were told his PSA rose again from 0.2 to 2.28. The doc ordered a new CT scan and bone scan. Not good. Shows new growth. So, we are just now going to start chemo. I was wondering how that has gone for you? He will be taking Decetaxil. They will possibly add Prednisone.
I would appreciate any info on side effects from a real patient instead of a list.
As far as a Geeason scale, he did not have an official one, but the doctor said it would be estimated to by an 8 or 9. Yep, we are nervous, too.
We just got back from Bethesda, MD to hear about a research study. Bad news is it is best for slow growing cancers and people with no symptoms. Jack has pain. Plus, we would have to travel by train several hours every three weeks. No info, if it would help, just 50/50.
Plus, it is four drugs with all their side effects. So, we will stay home and take our chances with something known. Please write and let us know how you are feeling. Thanks