I have written about
my dad who was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer last January. After starting hormonal therapy, his PSA in June was 0.3, and in September it climbed to 0.5. For the past 2 months, he lived with us (Germany), helping with the grandchildren. Not sure who was happier during this time, my kids or my dad, they were playing, laughing, reading. He just flew back and scheduled another PSA test. I was hoping, given the past trend that it was still below 1 but was mentally prepared for a higher number, as well. Well, he just wrote me a message that his PSA was 0.055!!!!
Regardless of the studies out there, never underestimate the "grandchildren therapy" on prostate cancer!
Father (68) diagnosed with PCs in Jan 2011: PSA 7.5, Gleason 3+3, 2 inconclusive bone-scintigraphies, MR scan showed 2 bone mets. Started hormonal therapy (Trelstar+Casodex) in Jan 2011. Added Zometa in October 2011.