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LOTS OF MEDICATION FOR STAGE 4 PROSTATE CANCER M1B

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Posted 01 Jan 2019 at 11:01

Dear All,


IS There is lot of medication of stage 4 prostate cancer M1B .IS CHEMOTHERAPY IS ONLY OPTION FOR STOP CANCER CELLS. CAN PERSON CAN LEAD NORMAL LIFE IN STAGE 4 CANCER WITHOUT PAIN AND WHAT IS THE LIFE EXPECTANCY ? I READ AFTER SOME YEAR CHEMO WILL BE GIVEN AGAIN PAINFUL CHEMO THERE IS NO MEDICINE LIKE TABLETS TO STOP CANCER CELLS.

User
Posted 01 Jan 2019 at 16:04
If the patient becomes castrate resistant, that is disease progression despite castrate level of testosterone, then enzalutamide or abiraterone would be an alternative next step. Also radium 223 can be effective against bone metastasis. It’s very difficult to predict life expectancy as this depends on many factors including how well the patient responds to treatments. This and other websites have information about all these options. Good luck!
User
Posted 02 Jan 2019 at 11:11
No, there is Zoladex, Lupron and Prostap. When they fail, bicalutimide can be added which usually works for a while. When that fails, Abiraterone or enzalutimide are possibilities but not available in all countries. There is also Radium 223 for some men with bone spread and steroids are sometimes used.

UK prices:

Abiraterone costs about £2500 per month
Enzalutimide costs about £100 per day / £3000 per month
Radium 223 is usually given as 6 injections of one per month at £4000 per injection

Some of these have generic versions in India which are cheaper but dad is unlikely to need them until his current treatment fails.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard
User
Posted 03 Jan 2019 at 12:03
Not necessarily.You can still get all the normal minor aches and pains without them being due to cancer.
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User
Posted 01 Jan 2019 at 16:04
If the patient becomes castrate resistant, that is disease progression despite castrate level of testosterone, then enzalutamide or abiraterone would be an alternative next step. Also radium 223 can be effective against bone metastasis. It’s very difficult to predict life expectancy as this depends on many factors including how well the patient responds to treatments. This and other websites have information about all these options. Good luck!
User
Posted 01 Jan 2019 at 17:21
He is not in the UK Dark Warrior, and cannot afford the normal hormone treatments.

Bose, we keep asking you to stop opening new threads. If you have a new question add it to one of your many existing threads so that others who feel inclined to reply can see what advic3 you have already had. It is difficult because you keep asking the same things over and over again but you never give us any of the additional info that we ask for.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard
User
Posted 02 Jan 2019 at 08:16
Dear LynEyre,

Ok i will never do it again i will add my queryt to the existing threads . we can also afford the normal hormones treatment In India my query is zolodax is only hormone treatment for stop cancer cells or else other option is there . I know In India cancer treatment is very expensive life is very valuable in front of money.
User
Posted 02 Jan 2019 at 11:11
No, there is Zoladex, Lupron and Prostap. When they fail, bicalutimide can be added which usually works for a while. When that fails, Abiraterone or enzalutimide are possibilities but not available in all countries. There is also Radium 223 for some men with bone spread and steroids are sometimes used.

UK prices:

Abiraterone costs about £2500 per month
Enzalutimide costs about £100 per day / £3000 per month
Radium 223 is usually given as 6 injections of one per month at £4000 per injection

Some of these have generic versions in India which are cheaper but dad is unlikely to need them until his current treatment fails.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard
User
Posted 02 Jan 2019 at 12:02
Thank you LynEyre .
User
Posted 03 Jan 2019 at 11:15
DEAR LynEyre,

if back pain is starting liitle bit without rising psa level it means cancer come back.


Regards,

Bose
User
Posted 03 Jan 2019 at 12:03
Not necessarily.You can still get all the normal minor aches and pains without them being due to cancer.
User
Posted 03 Jan 2019 at 12:24
THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY Dark warrior ,,,,,,
User
Posted 04 Jan 2019 at 07:53
DEAR ALL,

IF URINE FLOW IS INCREASING IT MEANS PSA IS RISING AGAIN OR IT IS SIDE EFFECT OF RADIATION.
User
Posted 04 Jan 2019 at 16:20
Neither. Just healing taking place.

AC
User
Posted 04 Jan 2019 at 16:59

Increased flow is good. Why are you assuming it indicates a problem?


Chris


 

User
Posted 05 Jan 2019 at 12:02
DEAR AULD AND cheshire,

i mean frequent urination .
User
Posted 09 Jan 2019 at 06:48
Dear All,

i asked this question earlier my father curreny psa level is 0.26 , But from 15 days back pain is started when he is standing back pain get worse when he lying in bed there is no pain in back it is normal ache or something else should i go for mri
User
Posted 09 Jan 2019 at 16:52
Why not talk to his medical team?
User
Posted 09 Jan 2019 at 17:32
He needs a check for urine infection rather than an MRI
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard
 
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