You fearfully mentioned, "From what I read on all these sites, it says that almost half the people with bone mets die within a year, and after five years only 3% are still alive."
I can attest that that statement is NOT the experience of many Individual men with prostate cancer that has spread to bones.
I was diagnosed very late, without any earlier detection or treatments, with mets to MANY bones and lymph nodes in Nov 2013 at age 65 with a PSA of 5,006, and a bone scan that lighted up like a Christmas Tree. Over 4 years later, I am still alive at age 69, mobile, and free of pain from any of my bone mets.
Some of my treatment details are in my signature info below.
I encourage you to keep posting, and to talk about
your fears. It will help.
But, also try to keep your life and mind in the present moment, and directed more toward making and enjoying good experiences with your Dad whom you love so much.
the past, or stressing about
a future which does not yet exist, can all too often fill us with negative thoughts and anxieties. The only life we can really feel and live is the one that's right here, now.
Dx Nov 2013 Metastatic Prostate Cancer at Age 65
Numerous Bone Mets and Lymph Nodes, PSA 5,006
ADT Lupron + Zometa, PSA Nadir 1.0
Resistance after two years.
Short rechallenge Casodex.
Oct 2016 Provenge
Dec 2016 Start Xtandi, PSA 95
Sep 2017 Xtandi PSA Nadir 1.2
Nov 2017 PSA 1.7
Post Edited (CuriousCharles) : 1/3/2018 6:14:02 PM (GMT-7)