Hi, I am a newbie on here from the uk,
I got diagnosed with PC in June 2014, my PSA was 131 so I had a MRI, CT and bone scan.
The cancer had spread outside of the prostate and onto my spine, right hip and on one of my lungs, I was put on a Prostap injection every 12 weeks. My PSA came down to 27.
In April 2016 I had an accident and bashed my head, I was taken to hospital and had to have an upper body and head CT scan, everything was ok until I went for a 6 monthly appointment a week later with the oncologist, he told me that my PSA had risen to 95 and he also said that the X-ray department had sent him the CT scan, I was told that the cancer had spread on my spine and also some of my lymph nodes had become enflamed.
I had to have Docetaxel chemotherapy every 3 weeks, 10 sessions in all, my PSA steadily came down to 22 and all was good!
3 months later my PSA was steady but then it started to rise again and in September 2017 it had gone up to 121.
I had another CT scan and it has spread quite aggressively on my spine and now I also have some on my ribs!
I have been given 3 options which are Cabazitaxel, Abiraterone or Enzalutamide!
I don't really want the Cabazitaxel chemotherapy this close to xmas because I think the side affects off it will make me unwell, other than slight side affects I had off the Docetaxel all I get now is a bit of tiredness and back pain which comes and goes.
I have decided to go with the Abiraterone!
What are your thoughts?
I feel really good in myself and want it to stay that way for as long as possible!