More Bumps in the Road.....Anybody Taking 150 mg Casodex?

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whispers
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 44
   Posted 11/18/2007 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone!  My dad has hit a few more bumps in the road.  It seems that once PC cancer spreads....and you get rid of the spreads...it just keeps coming back in different places.  Our doctor says it is a Whole body disease.  We got rid of the three tumors between the kidneys this year with 7 months of chemo.  Within 1 month...the cancer was already growing...PSA from 0.3 to 1.5.  We then switched doctors and facilities and my dad was put on Casodex for the first time.  It worked for ONE month-knocking his PSA down to 0.6.  Now 3 months later, PSA is back to 4.  The doctor thinks the Casodex is not working...we are trying it one more month.  Also-he thinks now the cancer is growing in a bone in my dad's pelvic/butt area.  There was a suspicious spot on the last scan.  We get new PSA and a bone scan in 3 weeks.
My question-it was suggested that we possibly try 150mg Casodex..he is now currently on 50 mg...since he did have a response for one month.  Anybody here taking the higher dose...and what are your side effects?
Also-didn't someone here go to Moffit in Tampa, Florida?  If so-was it helpful and can you tell me a little about your experience.  I am getting very worried.  My dad is too...he has been very down lately and just feels drained.  He has been so positive all along.  I think he is just tired of trying when things don't work for long.  Everything I read tells me it is all about "controlling" this cancer.  I am desperate to find the right doctor/help...and I am running out of options to turn to.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much-
Lisa

Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 11/18/2007 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lisa! Tony recommended Beating Prostate Cancer: Hormone Therapy & Diet by Dr. Snuffy Meyers and it has been a great resource for HT options. 
It has been the best resource for HT that I have found.  It discusses triple block HT, diet, supplements and second line HT options such as ketoconazole.  I highly recommend it! Hope it helps and best of luck to you and your dad.  (From one daugther to another)
 
Chayna 
Father's Information
DX July 15, 2007
Age 62 (now 63)
PSA 5.5
Original Gleason 3+4=7 
Post Surgery Gleason- 4+3=7
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin
One positive node
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
T3a N1 M0
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
HT to being Nov 07
Radiation soon to follow
 
 

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