I did/do have bone mets in at least one area. I had early chemo on the recommendation of a doc at Dana Farber who tipped me off about
a presentation at the ASCO meeting last year that shows that men with aggressive PCa and mets live longer if they undergo early chemo. So, I did. Still too early to tell if I lived any longer…
The ASCO presentation can be seen here: am.asco.org/adding-chemotherapy-hormone-therapy-improved-survival-men-newly-metastatic-prostate-cancer
I added new info to my profile before I posted, but it didn't show up. Life's too short.
PSA 2/2012: 5.5
Biopsy: 3 of 6 cores positive
Gleason score: 4+4
Pre Op CT Scan & Bone Scan clean
Post Op Pathology: all margins clean, Seminal Vesicles not involved but tumor comes up to edge. Some extra-capsular extension.
High Grade PIN
Lupron Depot (3 month)
RT 12/12 - 2/4
Some bone mets
Chemo (taxotere, 6 sessions) - ended 10/2014