husband has gotton shingles

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   Posted 7/19/2011 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I had posted another message about my husband and not getting a straight answer from doctor I have Checked into him being in a clinical trial and and i am working on getting him in but Sunday he woke up with a rash on his left side belt line I took him to the doc asap and it is shingles what does this mean on his cancer he is stage 4 its in the bone not in organs
psa is 34.10 jevtana didnt work now on mitoxantrone had first dose on july 11th goes back for second does on august 1st.
Im just worried the shingles is gonna keep him out of clinical trials does anyone know ? amd does this mean its gonna be harder to control the cancer?

he is on valtrex for the shingles and i am applying aloe to help with the itch and keeping it covered when he sleeps is there any other tricks anyone knows to stop the itch
ty all for your help

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   Posted 7/20/2011 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I came down with shingles about a month ago but was fortunate to have a very mild case.  I had the vaccine several years ago and that reduced the severity of my case.  Try Sarna lotion for the itching.  It is a little pricey but works well.   Shingles can be very painful and debilitating until it runs its course.  I have no idea how this would impact a clinical trial.  Your husband simply may not be up to doing anything until he gets over this.  I hope he has a very mild case.
Dx 2/2008, at age 71, PSA 9.1, G8, T1c
daVinci surgery 5/2008, G8(5+3), pT2c,N0,MX,R0
BCR 2 1/2 yrs after surgery
IMRT, 68.4 Gy, 12/2010 - 2/2011
PSA 0.07 three months after IMRT

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   Posted 7/20/2011 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry. I can't answer your questions. My doctor surprized me at my last appt by recommending that I get vaccinated for shingles. He said that he sees it in many of his patients and thinks that there may be some relationship between PCa, it's treatments and shingles.
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