You oncology team needs to present more options. There are quite a few out there ranging from "Keto" as it is sometimes called, DES, Nilandron, Leukine, high dose bicalutamide, Abiraterone, etc. There is also Provenge but I don't know it's availability in Great Britain.
On the chemo:
There is Taxotere but after there is Jevtata (cabaitaxel). Don't be discouraged when you see "4 months" and the like. The fact is that many men do well for much longer than the projections. Your hubby should still remasin positive and hopeful.
It's good to hear from you again, Julia. We miss your posting.
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7
RALP ~ 2/17/2007 at the City of Hope near Los Angeles.
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.
"I beat up this disease and took its lunch money! I am in remission."
I am currently not being treated, but I do have regular oncology visits.
I am the president of an UsTOO chapter in Las Vegas
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