I do not have any medical advice to offer however, I do have advice on a source of knowledgable advice. There is website called prostatepointers.org that has several patient support groups. One is called P2P short for physician to patient. A well known PCa doctor offers advice on treatments. His name is Dr Strum and he is quite paassionate about
good treatment of PCa. You will need to do a PCa digest and the more information you give him the more detailed his reply. I think the form is on the site. I have read his replies to people in similar circumstance as your husband and it seems there is always something useful.
Best of luck to you and your hubbie.
Diagnosed 04/10/08 Age 58 at the time
Gleason 4 + 3
DRE palpable tumor on left side
100% of 12 cores positive for PCa range 35% to 85%
Bone scan clear and chest x ray clear
CT scan shows potential lymph node involvement in pelvic region
Started Casodex on May 2 and stopped on June 1, 2008
Lupron injection on May 15 and every four months for next two years
Started IMRT/IGRT on July 10, 2008. 45 treatments scheduled
First 25 to be full pelvic for a total dose of 45 Gray to lymph nodes.
Last 20 to prostate only. Total dose to prostate 81 Gray.
Completed IMRT/IGRT 09/11/08.
PSA 02/08 21.5 at diagnosis
PSA 07/08 .82 after 8 wks of hormones
PSA 10/08 .642 one month after completion of IMRT, 6 months hormone
PSA 03/09 .38 six months post radiation and nine months into hormones
PSA 06/09 .36 or .30 depending on who did the test
PSA 09/09 .33 one year after IMRT and 16 months into hormone