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Posted 21 Jul 2018 at 22:13

Tony has just had his latest results and his PSA has gone up from 0.7 in in april  to 8.7 . onco was going to start him on rt if his psa had stabilized but has now ruled that out and he is having casodex  as well as the zoladex he is already on, he thinks this will work for 6 to 12 months and will then look at other options, these could be limited due to him having stage 5 kidney disease.

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Posted 22 Jul 2018 at 10:00
Barbara

Sorry to read of the increase. Going on past experiences 6 - 12 months is about the expected time but of course each is different so fingers crossed it works far longer.

Good luck to you both

Ray

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Posted 04 Oct 2018 at 07:41
Is there no chance he can have the lymph node irradiated? Would one of the newer "accurate" RT methods help avoid kidney damage? What about abiraterone?
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Posted 04 Oct 2018 at 07:46
I think the issue was the impact that RT to the affected lymph nodes might have on his kidneys in relation to lymphodema, not collateral damage from the radiation waves.

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

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Posted 22 Jul 2018 at 10:00
Barbara

Sorry to read of the increase. Going on past experiences 6 - 12 months is about the expected time but of course each is different so fingers crossed it works far longer.

Good luck to you both

Ray

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Posted 03 Oct 2018 at 22:12
Tony saw his oncologist today, unfortunately the casodex has not worked and psa up to 19.5 next step doxetaxel to start after we come back from holiday towards the end of the month. hopefully this will work for a while, still on zoladex for npw.

barbara

User
Posted 04 Oct 2018 at 07:41
Is there no chance he can have the lymph node irradiated? Would one of the newer "accurate" RT methods help avoid kidney damage? What about abiraterone?
User
Posted 04 Oct 2018 at 07:46
I think the issue was the impact that RT to the affected lymph nodes might have on his kidneys in relation to lymphodema, not collateral damage from the radiation waves.

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

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Posted 04 Oct 2018 at 10:25
The lymph node involvement is right near the kidney and Tony is ckd 5 kidneys only working at 10% so it is a double edged sword, his oncologist was going to attempt the RT if his psa had remained stable earlier in the year but it just kept going up. They will keep there eyes on his kidneys once on the chemo and if it is causing a problem with them they will stop it. Tony's oncologist and renal specialist keep each other informed as to what is going on, his oncologist is trying not to damage the kidney so as to keep him off dialysis as long as possible.

barbara

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Posted 21 Oct 2018 at 17:30
chemo starting on wednesday
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Posted 21 Oct 2018 at 18:55

 Barbara Tony the best of luck to you both.

Ray

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Posted 21 Oct 2018 at 19:57
Fingers crossed for you Barbara x
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

 
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