So now the oncologist has referred my OH to have SABR which is a very targeted radiotherapy to the area of the pubic bone where the cancer is situated.
PSA is now 1.0 and has been doubling every three months. Hopefully the hormone injections will slow this rise and the radiotherapy is scheduled for February next year.
As far as they can tell from the PSMA - PET scan the spread of the cancer is only to one area and this is good news. The consultant predicts that there’s an 80% chance the SABR treatment will control the cancer in this area for 2 years, as it’s a fairly new treatment for prostrate cancer they don’t have data for longer - it may be controlled longer but the probable danger is that other areas of cancer will pop up elsewhere.
So far the hormone treatment PROSTAP is going ok no serious side effects from that as yet, he’s still dealing with ED and mild urninary incontinence from the radical prostratectomy sadly and that isn’t going to be improved by the SABR but such is life !
So I the general sense all this is fairly good news, it’s weird once you get the news of the knock backs - like the cancer returning when you thought it had gone away, the news that the blanket radiotherapy isn’t an option as the cancer is now in the bone then we get upset and feel a bit sad but then it’s amazing how quick you get used to the idea, get acceptance and move on - with hope - to the next stage of this whole thing.
My OH is being very brave and positive and I’m really proud of him.