Hello everybody! This is Marcellus (55) from the Netherlands, so please forgive me if I make any grammatical mistakes. As a newbee I am also not sure if I have posted my message is in the right group....anyways....
In a short time I have learned that (almost) every man has his own PC story. Nevertheless maybe one of you recognizes my story...
I was diagnosed in April this year with advanced PC with high volume metastasis. Unfortunately an alleged hernia turned out to be a fatal disease. PSA 1380, ALP 566. Started with Zoladex in May which led to a spectacular decrease (660 in June, 260 begin July). After the first docetaxel treatment in July, my PSA level reached a level of 14.7, ALP 170. After the 5th treatment my PSA decreased to 4.4., ALP 160. Unfortunately last week (4 weeks after the 6th and last cure) my PSA increased 0,6 nmg to 5 again. The ALP also rose slightly to 171.
Although all other bloodvalues are in balance, I don’t have any pain and I am feeling physically very good, I am a bit concerned. Might this outcome suggest a prelude to mCRCP or could this be an expected fluctuating value?
(I haven’t discussed the outcome with my oncologist yet as this week because I have to submerge several (bone) scans as well). Maybe some of you know a bit more so I can prepare myself.
I’d like to thank you all for sharing your stories and insights at this forum. You have given me, next to valuable information, hope and confidence!