Hi everyone. I know I must get round to updating Dad’s stats but for now I’ll list again here:
Feb 2017 PSA 19, G9 N0M0.
June 2017 RT
Since June PSAs of 1.6, 8, 10.
Dec 2017 Casodex 50mg.
Awaiting CT scan.
I’m on this forum pretty frequently looking for people with similar stats and also looking for treatment options and of course positive stories about how everyone is coping. Obviously we don’t know what’s going on right now without the scan but I do like to feel as knowledgeable as I can ahead of any appointments that I attend with Dad.
I know we are not at this point but I have been mulling over chemo for a while. I have friends who have had chemo for breast cancer and it’s been incredibly gruelling for them. Is chemo the same for prostate cancer? Is chemo for different cancers different? Are there different side effects, different drugs? I know so little about chemo but I know Dad would be extremely reluctant to go down this path mainly because of what he’s seen my friends go through.
I know I’m jumping the gun a bit here but I want to make sure that if I ever did have to have a chemo discussion with Dad I have some experiences of others to talk to him about. Although of course his treatment path is his decision and I respect that.
Thank you in advance for any advice/support. Gratefully received as always.