FLHW(David E) said...
Having gone through a similar path and diagnosis as you, I'd suggest considering a second line hormonal treatment before chemo.
Look into HDK+HC or DES+Wafarin
thank you very much for your advice. I have found a lot of information indicating that the 'standard' chemo's, such as taxotere, had very little effect on survival time, although it is a very expensive treatment.
For example, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15630849
. In another study, over 1998 to 2002, the effect of chemo on the average survival time of PC patients, is said to have been even negative by 1 month. I have gone through your weblog and I think the period of 13 months chemo, with the additional medications against side effects (self-injection as well) did not have the highest quality of life for you.
Your weblog: what courage, energy, belief. Awesome ! And what angst, sleepless nights, pain. Gruesome ! But you do belong to the less than 25% which are surviving 5 years.
Looking at your treatments: it has been 80% HT, 20% chemo. 2 times Casodex, whith very long anti-androgen withdrawal response, 2 times ketoconazole (no AAWR ?), once nilandron, and now DES. And the chemo had not much effect on the PSA, isn't it ?
You wrote: 'Cancer is with me everywhere, every minute, everday', and that has become true for me too.