Rich N and Deanna lived in Nevada, USA. He was 67 when he was diagnosed in April, 2014. His initial PSA was 790.00 ng/ml, his Gleason Score was 7b, and he was staged T4. His choice of treatment was ADT-Androgen Deprivation (Hormone) (Other). Here is his story.
This is Deanna. My husband was diagnosed April 1, 2014 with stage IV prostate cancer. His PSA had been 2.9 in November, 2011, and was 790 in April, 2014. He had experienced bone pain for most of 2013, but thought it was arthritis. A total body bone scan showed mets all up and down his spine, hips, a little on the ribs, femur, pelvis and skull. He began Lupron on April 1, and his PSA dropped from 790, to 88, and continued down to 5 in July, then it was 9 in August, and then currently is 21. So he got less than 4 months with hormone therapy being effective. He just had his first round of chemotherapy (Taxotere) this last Wednesday, and a Neulasta shot on Thursday. His bone pain from the shot has been terrible the last couple of days. I will be pulling for everyone here to beat this awful disease. Love and peace wished for all.
My husband passed away Oct. 2, 2015. He had Provenge the month of June. We thought he was doing pretty good, his PSA got down to less than 1. The cancer had spread into his spinal column, brain, liver, lymph nodes, and lungs. He fought hard and I am lost without him. I am sending only positive thoughts that everyone fights and wins over this horrible disease.