new to posting on this site but have been reading since my son ( age 40) dx Jan 2018. 1250 psa bone and lymph nodes mat . at Mayo Clinic . began Lupron and is now completing 6th chemo at u of Chicago in a few days PSA is 13 after the 4th chemo session. Dr says 6 chemo should be enough and anticipates his PSA should be great after the 6 chemo sessions. will schedule a cat scan and bone scan about 6 weeks after last chemo. he is very fatigued and so far cannot exercise because of bone mat. is also taking Xgevia
Dr then says he expects him to stay on Lupron and see what happens. could be anywhere from 18-36 months.
my concern is the "wait and see what happens " and save the other drugs until then. I have read more aggressive treatment is beneficial when the cancer is still sensitive. I am pushing my son to get a second opinion that maybe is more agressive. any comments on course of treatment or Dr in Chicago who might think outside the box. again this site has been very informative and positive which has given me hope in this path we are on .
We have also done genetic and foundation One testing but nothing abnormal .
again thanks to all the brave men on this site who are willing to share there information to all the newbies . it is truly the best therapy