So glad to have found this resource, have bee reading the posts and would like to ask for a bit of advice on my dad's behalf. Here's his story, in short:
Diagnosed with Gleason 7 (4+3) and a PSA of 12, back in 2001. Was treated with IMRT and the cancer went into remission till 2011. In 2011, it started creeping up from a base of 0.5-0.8 to a PSA of 6 (over a year). At that point, his urologist initiated dual IADT therapy using Trelstar and Casodex 50mg. Testosterone levels were down where they needed to be, and his PSA was suppressed to 0.02. After 12 months of therapy, he went off, and through out 2012 and 2013, his PSA slowly climbed to 0.7 last November (2013). Today, his PSA came back at 12.4, which is totally unprecedented for his disease, such an increase over 6 months! The urologist thinks it might be a mistake, so we're retesting. He also gave him antibiotics for a potential infection (trace of blood in urine), and felt a slight bump in his prostate.
Preparing for the worst, I wanted to ask two questions:
1) Does anyone know if Dr. Snuffy Myers is taking new patients? I've been following his newsletter for a few years, and would definitely consider taking my father to him.
2) Since we live in New York City, does anyone know if there are good, "out-of-the-box' hormone therapy specialists that are similar in their approach to Myers, that we could consult, before we make the trip to Myers (or, if we can't see him)?
The one oncologist we've seen didn't even talk about
triple blockade, which I know must be a next option for him. So, it'll be good to get a pointer for a creative ADT specialist in NYC, if possible, or someone in New Jersey, closer than Virginia?
Many thanks for any advice!
Post Edited (arthur-qa) : 10/25/2014 9:08:06 AM (GMT-6)