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Docetaxel patterns of PSA

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Posted 28 Jun 2018 at 21:27

my OH has completed 5 sessions of Docetaxel, so far the PSA levels have been, 14 to start then,8.2,  3.6 , then 2.2. 2.5 and now 3.0 so it has kind of stalled.


so the oncologist is talking about the seventh session being the most critical in terms of side effects, he has a few issues of oral thrush, sore throat etc but generally coping wel. 


We will see what the seventh session brings but if the PSA remains virtually the same then it really doesn’t seem effective.


has anyone else on Docetaxel had similar patterns of results? 

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Posted 30 Jun 2018 at 13:52
Bluetrew, you have posted the same thing twice. This will lead to confusion. I should delete one of the threads!

AC
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Posted 28 Jun 2018 at 22:14

Hi my OH was diagnosed in march with a PSA of 26.3 Gleason 7 and spread to seminal vesicles. He started Prostap in April..  He had his first docetaxel 30/5 where his psa was 8.2 his 2nd chemo on the 20/6 his PSA was 0.5.  not sure how much of this was the Prostap or the chemo.


Kazzy

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Posted 29 Jun 2018 at 18:07

Thanks Kassy


if you look at my profile,we are along the way from prostectomy in 2007, then Adjuvant radiotherapy and then hormone therapy but now we’re looking at chemotherapy.


Yes, the drop was similar for the first two sessions but now they’ve plateaued so I was wondering if any other men have experienced a similar pattern Hope that’s not the case with yourOH,


good luck.

Edited by member 29 Jun 2018 at 18:08  | Reason: Not specified

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Posted 30 Jun 2018 at 13:52
Bluetrew, you have posted the same thing twice. This will lead to confusion. I should delete one of the threads!

AC
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Posted 19 Jul 2018 at 19:49

Saw oncologist today, after my husband’s sixth session, he wanted to stop because of his neuropath. But, he looks so well his oncologist was reluctant to call a halt to thing. 


The decision was made to give him a break for three weeks then think about his progress or lack of progress depending upon his PSA. 


Anyway, we’ll enjoy the break and then rally and gather strength to continue. The only problem is that if all goes well then he’ll be booked in for an additional session to make up for the one he’s missed 

 
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