My dad was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer two and a half years ago, he was 86 at the time. Since then he has been under the care of the oncologist at the local hospital and has been having three monthly hormone injections. We thought that he was doing ok, all things considered, but a couple of months ago he had a fall and hurt his back. Whilst he was in hospital further scans revealed that the cancer had spread into his spine, he had two sessions of radiotherapy in hospital and is on steriods but is unable to walk. I'm not sure whether this is a result of the fall or a spinal compression, perhaps a bit of both. The doctors have said that he probably only has a few months, but it may be less than that. He is currently at home after having spent a couple of weeks in a hospice, primarily to receive physio to help him walk. He is comfortable and generally pain free and gets three visits a day from a care team. Accepting that the outlook is pretty bleak, are there any further treatments for the cancer that we could ask for that might give him a bit longer, Abiraterone, Radium 223? Not sure whether these are viable? Or should we just accept the situation and concentrate on making life as comfortable as we can for him for however long he has left?
Any advice greatly appreciated.