Thanks for your input. Today is the last of the radiation treatments. Jan 2nd we see the Med Oncologist and get another PSA to see if the radiation and added Casodex is bringing down the PSA.
Right now he is dealing with a lot of pain. Last Thursday the Dr added a fast acting oxycodone to the 12 hour oxycodone. He still has break thru pain. Rad Oncologist says that the radiation keeps working for as long as two weeks after. Hope this reduces or eliminates the pain. I will ask the Dr about
ketokonazole and hydrocorizone.
husband, 57, dx 6-20-07, PSA 34, Gleason 4+4, lymph node and bone mets
7-10-07 Casodex 50mg for 14 days
7-14-07 Lupron shot
8-30-07 PSA 9
11-1-07 Lupron shot, PSA 212
11-12-07 PSA 198 added Casodex 50mg and Zometa infusion
11-15-07 CT-no organ involvement
11-23-07 admitted to hopital for pain, MRI-no spinal cord compression
11-29-07 PSA 600, Bone Scan-two additional bone sites involved
11-30-07 hydrocodone-acetaminophen for pain
12-11-07 1st of 10 radiation treatments to mid back, lower back, and both hips
12-11-07 prochlorper 10mg for nausea
12-20-07 10mg oxycodone for pain