Cher Posted July 4, 2019 Share Posted July 4, 2019 Hi Everyone, My dad aged 53 years has recently been diagnosed of Advanced Metastatic Prostate Cancer. PSA Score = 149 PET CT = Light up spinal bone, ribs, pelvic area || Bone Marrow Biopsy = Metastatic and infiltrated into the bone marrow Hemoglobin = 9 Doctor 1's Treatment Plan: Tells me it is aggressive & needs to be treated asap. 1. On 29th June -> Gave 2 Firmagon shots of 120mg each. Need to take a 80mg shot every 28 days from now on 2. Ultracet (Pain Killer) - twice or thrice a day 2. MO wants to start Chemo soon Doctor 2's Treatment Plan: Tells me not to worry & follow his steps asap & that its possible to live long by continuing several different medications throughout the life 1. Get a Orchidectomy immediately. 2. Suggested Bicalutamide 50mg (Known as Casodex) everyday. 3. Post Orchidectomy, he wants to start Harmone therapies to suppress adrenal glands etc. 4. He does NOT want to start chemo now. He tells me that Chemo can reduce the life span to a year or so and that Chemo must come into the picture only later on. I plan to visit a third doctor just to be safe. But would appreciate any thoughts / opinions based on your knowledge and experience. Thanks, Cher Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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