Diagnosed 8 years ago at age 71 with APC. PSA 160, Gleasons 9. Many glands affected in abdomen and around spine but no bone metastases. Went on to Zolacos which then used intermittantly. PSA driven down to below 1 then allowed to rise. This rise and fall continued until a couple of years ago with a gradual rise of nadir. Now on Zoladex without Cosudex. On latest scan no glands appear to be affected
Usual side efeects but can live with them. No pain at any time. Currently PSA hanging around in the 10 to 15 area.
Was given 2 to 5 years and am still going along OK but have to say it is a strange world at times with the shadow hanging over me. But I have had great support from family and friends and that is most important.
I live in Australia and am grateful to the medical services here for my survival.