Hi, I am Sinjonn 60 y.o. and I was diagnosed with advanced prostrate cancer with bone mets in April 2014 with a PSA of 108 Gleason 4+5 and started on Lupron and casodex in May 2014. It lasted one year only.
Nothing was done for 6 months in which time a tumor crushed my ureter and caused kidney failure.
After that I was put on Zytiga and Xtandi together in a clinical trial which only reduced my PSA to 53 at the lowest point but after 8 months my PSA has risen to 82 and new legions have been found so I was kicked out of the clinical trial.
Now they want to put me on Taxotere chemo which they say is the only option left. I feel sure there are other options before chemo which I really do not want to do.
Can any of you knowledgeable gents please offer any suggestions for an alternative treatment in the Los Angeles area or do I have to go with what the kindly intern told me "Hey you have prostate cancer, learn to live with it". (I am attending a teaching hospital).
Alternatively recommend a good hospital in Los Angeles County area.
Thank you for your time and I wish everyone all the very best for a prolonged future.