I think he and you have done an outstanding job so far. With the post surgery pathology I am impressed with the stability of disease with such mild treatments, considering the alternatives. Myers loves patients such as your man. You become a test group of one patient. There are other non-hormone treatments available which can provide more time, and buying time is all that any of us on the planet is doing.
There has been discussion of Choline C-11 (Carbon isotope) imaging and there is also C-11 acetate agent for the same purpose. This uses a PET to detect emissions from the isotope within the body and some say is as effective as Feraheme. You can search for the many internet references to these scan/agents.
Nonetheless he is at an interesting and well positioned place at this point and his efforts to establish care with the very best providers has clearly shown success. Despite the travails of the past year he, and you, have come out on the other side with knowledge, experience, and above all compassion and caring for each other.
Post Edited (tarhoosier) : 5/6/2012 8:38:12 AM (GMT-6)