My dad is getting his 4th dose of taxotere next week and he hasnt experienced any side effects at all and his PSA is dropping. Very good news! I am always thinking ahead when it comes to my dad's situation and I'm now wondering if taxotere can be used again later in his treatment, when he is castrate resistant? My dad is 60 years old, diagnosed in october 2016, in great health and has had no symptoms at all related to his mets (pelvic and spine). He doesnt "notice" his cancer at all, not even the treatment. We live in Norway and for some reason our public health care no longer offers jevtana to patients with advanced pca.so im thinking its a big shame if my dad stays fit for a long time but cant get another round of chemo later to make him live longer and keep the cancer from spreading. The reason I am asking this question here and not to his MO is that my dad lives in another part of the country and i dont get to ask the people treating him any questions at all. It's very frustrating not to be able to ask his doctors but i have found a lot of help and support here on this forum
so again, thank you all!
Also, do you think its likely that a new treatment for advanced prostate cancer will be available in the next couple of years? I know no one knows the answer to that but i sometimes find myself being maybe too optimistic thinking something new will come along and he'll live for a really long time.... I really hope so but i dont know if i have any reason to believe that will happen.
Hope you are all doing well!
-kristine in Norway