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    My dad was dx'ed with prostate cancer 6 yrs ago, for past 2 yrs has been receiving lupron shots, a recent bone scan showed it has gone to his bones now but they are small.

    dr had recommended an iv treatment which my dad declined. he is 72 1/2 now. would like to hear more positive stories of men his age with good outcomes

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      GregP_WN

      HI MissKim, my dad went through this, he wouldn't take his meds at home. They gave him hormone shots at the Dr. and a whole box of medicine at home, but he never took it. Said he didn't like how it made him feel. You know what they say about leading a horse to water, I think it applys to Dad's and medicine too.

      If you will repost this as a question in the "questions" tab at the top of the page, you will get responses from lots of people, as an update not as many people see it.

      Thanks for posting, hope your dad is doing as well as he can.

      over 4 years ago
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    My dad was dx'ed with prostate cancer 6 yrs ago, for past 2 yrs has been receiving lupron shots, a recent bone scan showed it has gone to his bones now but they are small.

    dr had recommended an iv treatment which my dad declined. he is 72 1/2 now. would like to hear more positive stories of men his age with good outcomes

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      Poliana

      Hi Misskim, what do you mean by IV treatment and why your father declined to it ?

      My father was diagnosed with bone lesions, (Three small lesions in spine one year and a half ago). He is taken lupron shot every three months since then. First his PSA was 15, after lupron it declined to 4 and stayed stable until last july when it got up to 17, then started bicalutamide. Lesions in spine are stable, but PSA needs to go down. In december, exams and a new visit to doctor are scheduled. We all wait good news.

      Treatment, exercises and a balanced diet (Without meat and diary) are very important. After the illness has gone to the bones, cure is not possible anymore, but it is possible to live with good quality of life for years, treating it as a chronicle disease. The idea is to die in a distant future with and not because cancer.

      Best wishes for you and your father.

      over 4 years ago
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      Yes it was an iv medication he would have to do in the dr office, i forgot the name but it is known to treat breast but brand new for prostate.

      over 4 years ago
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