I have been reading posts on hete and my dad is very very sick. I hope it's ok to post about my dad. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012. He had radiation treatments for so many weeks. Then on his birthday in 2013 he got a clean bill of health. Then last fall he thought He had hurt his back lifting sonething. He had a few weeks of on and off pain and ended up in ER. Still thinking it was his back until it persisted. So then his urologist said let's do a scan to be sure. The results came in as cancer spread to back, hips and legs. The put him on firmagon last oct. He started to get better and better each month. I couldn't believe it. In March his psa started to go up and in April they basically said his cancer is progressing after a scan. The urologist said there wasn't anything else to offer but chemo. He didn't want chemo. End of may he went on hospice, but went off because his wife wanted him to try the hormone shot again. He got a 3 month eligard shot. Not firmagon this time. I told him about zytega and he mentioned to urologist. they urologist said he needed to see an oncologist. They made an appt with oncologist and they were pushing chemo. He really didn't want chemo. They asked about a zytega and she said that it's very expensive and that zytega is a chemo pill. She wanted him to do a scan before she would prescribe the zytega. He was weak and really didn't want to run around doing the scans. In the meanwhile he went back on hospice. The eligard shot wore off this sept. He has gotten weaker and weaker all summer. Now he's in a hospital bed and has fallen twice and now is bedridden and is so weak he can't even move as of just today I'm so sick over this. I see that many people have had a lot of success with zytega and other things. I think he doesn't have much longer to live. Is he too weak for any treatments? He has also been taking thc oil. Which I think we all thought would help slow down the cancer. I just don't know anymore. I think it might be too late. He's just 70 and had a great life with his wife. I can't stop crying. I'm so sorry I have to post this in here. It's not a happy post. Is it too late for anything or any treatments?
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