Welcome to HW, sorry you're father-in-law is having to deal with this. That's a very advanced case. In most cases HT buys time, but it is a palliative treatment. Radiation can help with the localized mets. There are chemo options, but you need to get to someplace like Sloan for that. There is a chance that chemo can buy him more time, and possibly a better quality of life.
There is always hope, and examples of men surviving for many years with advanced PC.
But each case is different and you have to balance hope with what can realistically be done.
I'll be in the shop.
Age 57, 52 at DX
4.2 10/11, 1.9 6/12, 1.2 12/12, 1.0 5/13, .6 11/13,
.7 5/14, .5 10/14, .5 4/15, .3 10/15, .3 4/16, .4 10/16, .4 5/17, .3 10/17
2 out of 14 cores positive
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