Just an update- when we went for his 3rd chemo last week the blood tests beforehand showed his liver enzymes had risen again- to just under 200. PSA is down to 68. We had gone off all supplements after 2nd chemo due to enzymes being high. Because we went off all supplements (except D3, Omega 3, and vitamin C) and the levels still went up we figure it wasn't the supplements we were taking.
They wouldn't let him have the chemo because of the elevation- we scheduled blood tests and an ultrasound of the liver for 10 days out and chemo for 14 days out. If his liver enzymes are lower after 10 days they'll lower the taxotere dosage and give him the chemo. If they are still up they will do an MRI and more investigating.
Is it possible that his gym time can raise his liver enzymes? I've read that muscles repairing can cause elevated liver enzymes? Alk Phos is going down with the PSA. ALT and AST keep going up...
My husband... age 49
Had enlarged prostate since March 2016. June 2017 was self catheterizing 3/4x/day. Turp 8/4/2017. Father dx prostate cancer at age 74.
8/8/2017 Biopsy of TURP tissue came back prostate cancer
8/10/2017 bone scan and MRI of pelvic region showed Metastasis on vertebral body (T9), pelvic lymph, and prostate is pushing far into bladder.
8/17/2017 met with urologist- GL 4+5=9. Started Casodex (Bicalutimide)
8/21/2017 met with Prostate Oncologist
8/30/2017 First Lupron shot- stopped Casodex (PSA was probably higher initially but not tested)
PSA 677 ALk Phos: 126 ALT: 69 AST: 42
9/13/2017 Started Docetaxel (Taxotere)
PSA 483 ALK Phos: 107 ALT: 71 AST: 32
10/4/2017 2nd Chemo (started losing facial hair- already bald)
PSA 166 ALK Phos: 115 ALT: 110 AST: 72
10/13/2017 PSA 68 ALK Phos: 96 ALT: 187 AST: 132 (No chemo due to rising ALT/AST) (blood work/ultrasound scheduled for 10 days out and chemo tentatively for 14 days out)