Diagnosed earlier this year with metastasised prostate cancer. Seen programme tonight after being informed through Cancer Charity.
Seem to be in the don't really know much stage. Still working but get very tired sometimes and lose concentration. Just going on holiday tomorrow for a break.
PSA level now down to 1.0 after getting injections.
June 2010 received one month radiotherapy on my prostate which went well.
Early 2011 had PSA checked and now down to 0.2 and advised by Oncologist not required to see him for 12 months unless any problems arise before them.
Still living with a positive attitude to life. Hormones side effects are tiredness and aching joints and the famous hot sweats.
Take care Richard S.
In the last year my PSA seems to be doubling every six months. Was 0.9 now 2.1.Still on only Zoladex but back down to three month check ups.
PSA been doubling every 6 months now at 10.9 just waiting for next hospital visit in August where will probably get more hormones on top of injections.
PSA went up to 32 and then got extra tablet on top of injection. First lot that I cannot remember name of did not work. Now on stibistrol and PSA down to 19.2 so seems to be working.
Recent bone scan showing spread to spine in top of spine shoulder blade section and lower sections. On trial of Enzaludamite pre Chemo with stage two when increase in PSA pr spread then Chemo and either Enzaludamite or placebo.
PSA rising from 14.5 to 19.5 and continual pain in back and neck areas. Waiting for appointment for radiotherapy to back and then start Chemo docetaxel with enzalutamide beginning March.
2016 saw 6 sessions on Chemo with Shingles in between to help things along the way (Not). Only managed 6 sessions out of 10 as struggled with side effects. End of 2016 saw me start Zoladronic acid and calcium supplements and start of 2017 now sees me with 6 sessions of Radium 223 (1 Down). Side effects minimal just now. PSA still rising slowly but staying positive. Body aches all the time especially my back and hips.
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