My stats are very similar to yours, my bone scan revealed several places with bone metastasis. Praying that yours does no. My best advice is to find to a Major Cancer Center and discuss your options with a "team" of Cancer Oncologist. Try to find one that speaks to you and ones you feel that you can trust. Even with that still be your own best advocate. That's why I like this site so much. Advocates/educators like Tall Allen gave you excellent advise, he is one I often look to for advice. The most important thing I think to remember is to not get discouraged. My PSA was 71 and three years later, now with treatment. it is undetectable and I am "in remission". That is not to say the cancer is gone, there are still a multitude of cancer cells laying at bay, waiting for a chance to grow. My hope is for a "durable remission' and knowledge that there are many promising drug combinations in the works to fight this battle, to deny those C cells the opportunity.
Your earlier post about
debulking-from what I have read about
is not the highly recommended if it has spread. But then no treatment is sure fire for all cases. I had considered it. I don't have the full knowledge to really make a statement about
that in any detail. I defer to others. When I was first diagnosed with the myriad of emotions about
everything, I was for an all out aggressive treatment plan. But it turned out that the step by step-" best standard practices" is what my Insurance covers, so here I am. As mentioned by others Insurance at this point is essential, hopefully you have a good carrier.
One more piece of advice, Stay positive, educate yourself, from reliable sources.Don't overthink or fear or worry too much. Just keep the faith that you still have many. many more years of a normal and valued life ahead of you. We at HW will be in touch and following your post,
Dan in So Cal.
59 yr old, DX PCa on 11/04/12, at age 57 with 5 Of 10 Biop-GS in 3 was 4+3=7, in 2 was 3+4=7 and in 1 was 3+3=6.. Bone mets...PSA=
11/12=71.4 Lupr 1/13=2.70 2/13=0.67
3/13=0.16 6 /13=0.10 9/ 13=0.74
11/13=1.43 12/13=2.73 4/14=2.70
6/14=3.77, 8/14=5.25 Zytiga
9/14=1.46 11/14=<0.06 12/14=<0.06
Post Edited (Wings of Eagles) : 3/9/2015 11:50:58 AM (GMT-6)