Advanced Prostate Cancer
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Fifth Round Of Carbo Platin

Hi everyone.

I am not sure if my last post was sent to the forum, so here goes again...

Paul had his fifth Carbo Platin infusion on Thursday of last week.

Thje oncologist says that bloods are still okay. AST and ALT are still moving back into normal range. Paul mentioned how fatigued he is all the time and oncologist said this was pretty normal at this stage. One more infusion on 28 December and then CT and bone scan early in the new year to see the overall success of the Carbo treatment.

Paul is doing so very well and being so strong.

Mel.

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We love good news. Best to both of you.

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Hi Mel

Please follow my reply on your post 9 months back

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What do you mean?

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Hi Mel

Read my bios

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Wishing you both continued good news!

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Could you just tell me what you would like to tell me? I cannot search the forum at the moment for your bio or anything like that. What is it that you would like to tell me?

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Hi Mel

It's me. Funny I could read your post all the way back to 8 months back. I have subsequently replied to a few of your past posts. Check on it again.

Just interested in what Paul diagnosis was from 2003 and from then till about 8 months back when you joined up to the forum.

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Hi Mel go onto massage and notifications in the links below the screen to reach them.

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Hi Roland.

I have a vision impairment and it is quite difficult for me to navigate large websites (like this one). So I can't go back over old posts very well.

But regarding your question: Paul was diagnosed in 2003 and had first radiation treatment and then anti-hormone treatment until 2014 when the doctors saw the PSA rising and asked him whether he wanted to do Chemo or Zytiga and he decided to do Zytiga. He got two and a half years out of it. PSA dropped to 0.05 and some of the mets disappeared according to bone and CT scan. But then PSA started to rise again and in summer of this year Paul began to have symptoms like nausea, weight loss and an uncomfortable feeling around the liver. A CT and bone scan showed that the cancer had spread aggressively into the liver. So now his only option was Chemo. He started with Docetaxol but it didn't work for the liver mets. So this is why he is now on Carbo.

Mel.

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Mel, I am so happy to hear this good news

Dan

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Mel,

Glad Paul is doing so well. Certainly a nice gift for you both during this holiday season! Please keep us posted on how he’s doing.

Happy Holidays!

James

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Surely you will have good news for the New Year.

Greetings to both of you!

Sisira

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Mel,

All the best to you both.

Neal

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Thank you everyone for your replies and good wishes.

Mel.

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