First, just want to thank everyone for the support throughout this process. Soon after my father was diagnosed w advanced PC (gleason 10, age 59 -now 60) he started combo hormone therapy and docetaxal. About a month ago he finished his six cycles. After his sixth, his psa was about 1.6. He just went back for his 3 month lupron shot and the psa score from that test jumped up to 6. I know it's common for it to jump a little after chemo, but how much is too much?
Also, his oncologist seems very dependent on the psa test. He still has back pain and sometimes bone pain and he thinks it may be inflammation. However, he changed his mind about him doing a pet scan after they were done with chemo. During the chemo he was complaining of back pain so he sent him to radiation but it didn't make a difference (were basing it off a few month old mri). Do you think it's reasonable to wait on a pet scan?