We have been reeling with shock for almost two weeks and so I thought I would reach out to all of you for any advice.
My husband went to get the results of his psa test a week last tuesday. They had been rising somewhat, from 1.9 to 2.5 in the space of three months.
Well, his psa has gone up to 8.3 - massive in the scheme of things! His consultant now says he should stop taking Casodex, whilst mantaining the Zolodex, and that he should get a CT scan to see if the cancer has gone to his lymph nodes.
He is also talking about introducing chemo in the next 6 - 12 months.
We are both really scared! Knowing how treatment varies in the U.S compared with here in the U.K (and that survival rates are much better in the U.S than the U.K!!) are we / the consultant missing anything? Should my husband be trying anything else other than just stopping a treatment (the Casodex)
If there is anyone out there with any advice or any messages of hope, we are a family which could really do with either