After dad's original diagnosis in October 2017 of advanced prostate cancer with spread to seminal vesicles and pubic bone he was put on ADT and offered early chemo. His Gleasons score is 8 and PSA 48. (I wrote about this in my last post).
Fast forward to Jan 2018 and his PSA is at 12 but his new scans show that it's now spread to lower part of the lungs and some lymph nodes. This is totally not the news we were expecting as we thought the last PSA results meant he's responding well to the ADT.
He starts 6 rounds of chemo (docetaxel)on 29th Jan.
We are in the uk, dad is being treated at Queens hospital in Romford Essex.
I'm not really sure what I'm asking but any advice would be great, especially from anyone in a similar position.
I can't understand why it's spread like wildfire in such a short amount of time? I thought the ADT would control it?
I wasn't with my dad when he received the news today as he was called into see the doctor unexpectedly.
He is strong and has taken it well but I'm so scared for him.