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90 years old, castrated resistant prostate cancer w PSA 20

Dominicj123
Dominicj123

Dad is 90. Castrated resistant prostate cancer. Taking monthly shots of Firmagon. No symptoms. Feels good great appetite smart weight bp all great. Ct scan and bone scan negative but last 2 months PSA rising to now 20. Doctor -urologist-recommends PET scan and start Dad on Provegen. We are new to Prostate Cancer. Any suggestions on what next steps or questions to ask would be appreciated. Doc tells us w Provegen 2.5 years vs without Provegen 1.5 years.

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Have you thought of a second opinion from an medical oncologist who specializes in prostate cancer?

Rich

Dominicj123
Dominicj123 in reply to BigRich

Thank you Big Rich Will do

This week I will get all the relevant reports on Dad and get 2nd opionion from oncologist. Thank you for your response.

You might want to consider locating an oncologist who specializes in prostate cancer and getting an appointment very, very soon.

Bill thank you Will do for my dad.

My mother is 90 also. She has stage 4 renal impairment, not in any pain, but not a good thing at any age. Do anything to make dad more comfortable , spoil him , love him, be there for him , that’s what we do for the most importatant people in our life’s ( our parents) The fact that you are reaching out here proves how much you value him. If possible spend as much time as much time as you can with dad.. peace to you and your family in these trying times. My mom says fiddlydi I’m 901/2 . 4.7 % of humans now live to 90. That’s a elite group of people.

Dominicj123
Dominicj123 in reply to Whimpy-p

Thank you lulu. My dear mom passed away suddenly last year. Dad and I are now joined at the hip. I’m blessed to still have him. He is an incredible story teller and I video tape some of his stories for keepsakes. He praises my cooking and tells me all the time he’s made it this far because of my help. We pray and thank God everyday for each day. Dad is looking to our annual family reunion in June. My parents have been supportive thru my own journey with a very rare cancer. I’m treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York. Dad enjoys life and his 13 grand and great grandchildren. Today I’ll research the best for 2nd opionion and oncologist for Dad. I’ll keep you and your dear mom in my prayers.

j-o-h-n
j-o-h-n in reply to Dominicj123

Now you're what I call "A DAUGHTER". Bless YOU and your DAD.

See you at MSKCC 68th street.

Good Luck and Good Health.

j-o-h-n Monday 04/16/2018 2:45 PM EDT

Dominicj123
Dominicj123 in reply to j-o-h-n

Thank you John. I’ll have 6month check and scans in June at 53rd Street at MSK. I’m grateful for everyday.

j-o-h-n
j-o-h-n in reply to Dominicj123

I'll be at 53rd and Lex on 4/24 and 5/1.

I’m grateful for every laugh.

Good Luck and Good Health.

j-o-h-n Monday 04/16/2018 6:58 PM ED

Whimpy-p
Whimpy-p in reply to j-o-h-n

The corner of chow and main? What time?

j-o-h-n
j-o-h-n in reply to Whimpy-p

Time? Of course it would be when a chinaman has to go to the dentist.

Tooth-hurty.

Good Luck and Good Health.

j-o-h-n Friday 04/20/2018 12:36 PM EDT

Whimpy-p
Whimpy-p in reply to Dominicj123

I’m praying for you now..

Whimpy-p
Whimpy-p in reply to Dominicj123

Your words give me cheer. In the face of multiple adversities and cancers you’re still sharing your love. Thank you !

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