• Hi fellows, I would like to know only from people with bones pc metastasis, kind of treatment you have been submitted , how long, results ?

    Asked by Poliana on Monday, October 1, 2012

    Hi fellows, I would like to know only from people with bones pc metastasis, kind of treatment you have been submitted , how long, results ?

    My father, 76, was diagnosed with prostatic cancer mestastasis in bones (spine) one year ago and started a treatment with lupron (first line hormonotherapy treatment), and in this period psa was controlled, but now his PSA started to rise again (last psa exam in september = 22) and he will start a second line hormonotheraphy treatment with bicalutamida. I know this new treatment will last for a time, and after a third line hormonotherapy treatment will be recquired or even another kind of treatment and so on.

    I know some of you in the same situation may father is now, have experienced these treatments, so, I would appreciate to know about it:

    a) kind os treatments you have been submitted since the metastasis were found ?
    b) how long you have been in each kind of treatment, results, side effects, tips, etc...

    Everything will help me in order to help my daddy. If you need some more information to help your answer, please, let me know. Thanks in advance for all of you.

    Carlos

    1 Answer from the Community

    • mgm48's Avatar
      mgm48

      Sounds like my path - to a point. My summary -
      1. Surgery 4/2005
      2. Bone lesions (spine, hip, shoulder and cranium) discovered 8/2011 PSA 990
      3. Hormone therapy 9/2011 (Zoladex same as Lupron) PSA 22
      4. PSA started to rise 1/2012 started Bicalutimide
      5. PSA continued to rise - started Docetaxel (Chemo) 5/10/2012 PSA 99
      6. Finished 6th round of Chemo 8/23/2012 PSA 36 now on Chemo "holiday"
      7. Had "check up on 9/27/2012 PSA stable - discussed several possible paths to take when the PSA indicates the need.

      The idea now is to slow the cancer down and have a high quality of life. The best advice I've been given is to exercise vigorously (I try to do it daily). It really makes a big difference in my physical and mental feeling. The next best advice was to keep a positive attitude. My philosophy is that there is no black cloud that doesn't have a silver lining. Some are hard to find but I believe they are there. Attitude does play a big role in how things work out. I always end my posts with the following:

      Keep it positive and Smile :)

      about 5 years ago

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