it’s the first time for me writing in a forum. I read some of your posts and I hope somebody with similar experiences can help me or give me some information.
My husband Paul (70) was diagnosed with T4 N1 M1a, Gleason 9 (4+5), PSA 360. The oncologist said it is as bad as Gleason 10 and he would have to live about 2 years, maybe less, maybe more. I thought before it is not as bad, because it hasn’t spread to bones or organs (yet) but the oncologist said this could be even worse because the cancer is not growing in a “normal” way. It has spread to a lot of lymph nodes in the pelvic area and back and his kidney is affected too.
The biopsy was at the end of December, now it is March, he started hormone therapy tablets a week ago and they probably won’t start the Chemotherapy till May. That seems to be a long wait for me. He has got new symptoms every day and lots of symptoms are normally side effects (night sweats, feeling sick, headaches, constipation, pain in groin/belly/back, fatigue...) of therapies but he hasn’t even started yet. How can that be? Is his testosterone level maybe low already, is there a chance that the hormone therapy won’t work?
Lots of questions and no answers but maybe there are no answers and we just have to wait and see. I am just worried a lot and don’t know what to do.
I hope somebody can give me some advice or share similar experiences.
Edited by member 24 Mar 2019 at 10:30
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