AKAI, I can relate to your plight. I just found out that I have a gene mutation called BRCA2 which tends to make the cancer far more aggressive.
At first my oncologist didn't even want to look at it, didn't want to test for it. He told me that it only mattered if I had children which I don't. So I went to another center in Philly and got tested, and the tests came back positive. I have the gene, and now my cancer seems to be progressing.
Now, suddenly, my oncologist is interested. He didn't talk to me about
it but he copied my test results and filed it.
Diagnosed 9/14/2011; Age 47; PSA 5,000+
Metastatic Stage 4, spread to entire skeleton w/femur fracture
Current therapy: Lupron/Casodex/Aredia
June 4, 2012: PSA 2.2, doing well with little discomfort
June 27, 2012: PSA 1.42
July 24, 2012: PSA 0.69 !!!!!
September 25, 2012: PSA 1.2 (Oops)
October 11, 2012 PSA 1.4 (not good)
Post Edited (JohnKeats) : 10/25/2012 12:14:55 PM (GMT-6)