DiRi Posted May 3, 2017 Share Posted May 3, 2017 I think that the collective knowledge available on this site is very valuable. Jim Marshall has spoken with me over the phone on a couple of occasions when I was struggling to understand what may lay ahead for my husband after we received the diagnosis of his prostate cancer. With a PSA of 100 he was sent off promptly for a bone scan that reported "widespread metastatic deposits within the pelvis and also in the right proximal femur, L3 vertebral body and 10th left rib" The report further notes that the lesions are lytic which the urologist explains are the case with 5% of patients. The urologist requested a bone biopsy that determined the cancer to be 'adeno carcinoma' which was good news among a sea of bad news. A subsequent visit to the Urologist got the ball rolling with some ADT starting with a 240mg dose of Firmagon to be followed up a month later with Lucrin. This has given my husband some pain relief so must be doing the job. .The urologist also requested a PSMA PET scan. Results of this detail lymph node involvement/ Having had one meeting with the radiation oncologist when he asked my husband what his understanding of his condition was - my husband told him that the local GP had said to him he could expect 2 years to live - the oncologist replied in no uncertain terms "no, 10". We didn't question his positivity. There has been no mention of chemo at this early stage and I am hopeful that the radiation will give my hubby some much needed pain relief. I welcome any feedback that may be helpful to us at this stage. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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