I'd like to do an informal poll to learn how many people here with Stage 4 Prostate Cancer had significant improvement/remission from conventional or alternative treatments and what has worked. There's been a lot of discussion on and off about some of these alternatives vs. conventional treatments so I'd like to learn which ones have been used in this group and how effective they are with Stage 4 disease. This could help us all make future treatment decisions.
a. Conventional Treatments such as first and second line ADT, Chemotherapy, radiation, etc.
b. Alternative Treatments such as diet, supplements, holistic healing methods, etc.
Please include your details at diagnosis, treatment(s) used, how long it took for a significant improvement.
I'll start. I was diagnosed in February of 2017 with Stage 4 prostate cancer with extensive metastases all over my skeleton with lymph node involvement. I could barely walk due to pain and was taking opiate-based pain meds to function. PSA was 463 at diagnosis. I chose conventional treatments: started ADT and 4 weeks later pain free, PSA of 12. Started Docetaxel chemotherapy after one month, PSA nadir of .2 Current PSA is .44 at almost one year mark. So far my treatments are working well.