hi tall allen, thank you again for your wealth of information and insight and knowledge. it's been so helpful the last couple of weeks.
it's good to know that the early path was the standard path that should have been taken. he did have a bone scan/MRI at the time and it was clear. the cancer tumour was confined to the prostate gland, a high volume and i believe it was stage t2c. negative margins/no other involvement (visible)
that was back in 2010. he's been doing so great since then until the last few weeks. i had no idea the checmical recurrence had happened over a year ago (i live across the ocean so can't go to the appointments) but the uro kept telling him it was fine and not to worry, and my dad's response to my questions about
the psa test were "undectable, doc says not to worry"
i guess i just feel like we had a window of opportunity to take action a year ago and lost it. and maybe the whole course of treatment should have been more aggressive and different from the start. i know it's too late now to look back and regret and rewind and analyse though. i'm just so scared and so sad. i don't know what to do and i feel like i'm losing my mind. i can't sleep or eat and all i can do is go over everything and feel like i should've done more or been more vigilant and maybe we could've got this sooner. i'm not showing these anxieties to the rest of my family and showing optimism and just trying to help out here as much as i can. i just wish i'd know more from the start in 2010.
here is my sig info, it looks like it was replaced when i edited my post:
Jan 2010:Gleason 7,8 post-surgery / PSA 4 / T2C
PSA after RP:2 rad&hormones
Oct 2013:Lupron stopped/PSA 0
Jan 2016 Chemical recurrence 0.04
Oct 2016 PSA just over 1
Feb 2017:PSA 0.45. mixed bone lesion T6 spine, surgery for spinal compression. PSA 0.45. Casodex/Lupron
Doc suspects anaplastic PC as PSA low/lesion seems growing quickly/unusual spot.Pathology report coming
Post Edited (snowcake) : 3/1/2017 1:10:32 PM (GMT-7)