Hi Kitkat, i was Gleason 9 with psa 1730 when diagnosed 8 years ago at the age of 47. Widespread bone and lymph node mets. I took part in stampede trial receiving chemo, zometa and hormone therapy. My psa dropped dramatically and for a few years was below 1 on hormone therapy alone. I have recently gone through chemo again and am now on Abiraterone. My psa had risen to 99 but now after a few weeks on Abiraterone has fallen to 14. I know your dad is older than me but if he could keep active and eat well along with the hormone therapy i would be hopeful that he will have many years in front of him. Tell him to get the cruise booked. Good luck and God bless.