Welcome to the site. All here will offer support and insight into treatment options, but most off all we will offer love and prayers.
As you can see from my signature, I am taking chemo now. My PCa is advanced and I have already been through the whole nine yards of treatment options. We did a lot of research before staring the chemo and had long discussions with our oncologist. He explained that the use of chemo after surgery may become a more common treatment option based upon the good results that they are seeing in the same treatment with women that have breast cancer. The common treatment after surgery is chemo. The common drug of choice is Taxetre in conjunction with Predisone. They have seen survival rates increase and reoccurances of the cancer drop. So this may be where your doctors are coming from with this trial.
Personally I would not have entered into any trial that offered more than one option. I don't like the idea of one patient getting the drug and another take a placibo or "watchful waiting". This is my opinion. All treatment option are a personal choice and you must be comfortable with your choices. If you have any other questions, you can post them here or send me an e-mail. I here for you brother.
Be blessed and War Eagle,
Age: 55 ( still alive at 55)
PSA 43 7/2005
Biopsy 12/14 Gleason 7 & 9
Divinci 9/2005 - spread to bladder
HT - 10/2005 (Eligard every 6 months)
RT - 10/2005 (38 treatments)
PSA 0.12 to 1.9 2/2007
Bone Scan and CT 4/2007 Bone mets
Zometa infusions 4/2007
PSA 4.8 8/2007
PSA 6.34 12/2007
Radiation (15 treatments) started on bone mets 12/2007
PSA 6.72 1/2008
PSA 8.23 2/2008 - Starting prednisone for 30 days
PSA 14 2-29-2008 - start chemo on 3/12
PSA 12.82 3/1/2008 round one chemo
PSA 12.24 4/2/2008 round two chemo
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"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"