Dropping in to update.
A heartfelt thank you to those who have replied regarding my last post. I am not of the sort who reads up on doctor speak, and I have a hard time with some of the more detailed cancer jargon.
So I just speak as I experience. I am halfway through my radiation treatment on left hip/left shoulder/clavicle. The clavicle is electron beam. There is a break in treatment due to Thanksgiving holiday and I am glad for it.
Yet, this round of treatment is far easier on my system than the prior round and Im not sure why. I have a somewhat good appetite, less nausea, less of a problem with diahrea etc. A nurse told me it usually is because of knowing whats coming and having less tension. I think I will just call it a blessing. Last round caused a loss of just over 20 lbs. So far the loss of weight is right at 2 lbs.
Taxotere and surgical castration is on the ever closing horizon yet I am not nearly as concerned over my health feeling as I do lately.
Last psa was 30~ in late Sept. It should drop once again after radiation.
Since I am in new territory with coming chemo, I have a question of sorts. Psa is Prostate specific Androgen correct? If it ( the cancer cells) mutate into whatever they mutate to, how important/reliable is a Psa reading ? Reasoning that before psa was around 155 with two metastises on bones, and now from 10 to 30 psa with much more bone involvement. Does this mean a closer spaced nuke bone scan is wise?
Post Edited (greetingz) : 11/27/2013 11:40:46 AM (GMT-7)