Does anyone have any experience with this drug yet? Do you have to have frequent bone scans when on it? This was recommended for my father by his oncologist but he is concerned the side effects may be too severe. Just want to make sure he takes advantage of the best regimen possible. Could there be other radiation treatment options and should they be incorporated?
Also -anyone ever deal with spinal fractures from bone mets and experience with healing?
PSA negligible until September 2012 and was found at 5
Managed with Lupron and Cassodex
March 2013 - PSA 12
May 2013 - PSA 16
Bone Mets - mostly all to lower spine area
Provenge treatment - June-July 2013
End of July -PSA after Provenge 36
Back pain more pronounced after Provenge - MRI revealed hairline spinal fractures but doctor thinks those were caused by osteoporosis vs. bone mets
Doctor discussing various chemo, hormone and radiation options and father is trying to determining what course of action to take. Consulting with doctors at Northwestern and MD Anderson.